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Any idea what breeds?

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The girls are about 10 weeks old.  I bought them at Big R which I think is a Big M(istake).  They didn't have them by breed but here in Colorado Springs I didn't have a lot of choice so I rolled the dice and now I have no idea what these two are.  I was hoping for Australorps and maybe Orpingtons or a Barred Rock.  The black ones looked like they may have been Rocks at a day old but obviously I was wrong.  The other looked like it was possibly an Orpington but wrong again.  I have looked at a couple of books but am stumped.  I have 2 of each of these and a few Americanas.  Hoping for good layers at least.

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The first looks like a black sex link and the second is probably a production red of some description.  They should both be good egg layers for you.

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Thanks for the answer. That's what I was starting to think. Not what I originally wanted but so far they have great dispositions and yes they should be good layers. I was reading last night though that the production reds can have some health issues. Guess I'll keep my fingers crossed on that.
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:welcome

Looks like you have two sex-link chickens, on Black sex-link pullet and the other a Red sex-link pullet, they are hybrids that bred for the ability to be able to sex at birth (great egg layers). 


Edited by Chicken Girl1 - 6/10/16 at 8:08am

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