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Rainbow layer breeds?

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We picked a chick out of the bin at our local farm supply store from the Rainbow Layers pullets. We weren't really sure that raising chickens was something we could do, but after reading LOTS here, we decided to take the plunge, built a coop and  now have 12 chicks.  Some we bought from a local farm,and are fairly sure what breed they will be, but this little  5 week old Rainbow Layer could be so many things from all the pics I have seen. This farm supply store gets its chicks from Estes. Do you folks have any guesses as to what this might be? My kids ( 5 of them ranging from 15 to 7) are all excited about learning everything they can about their new pets and this one really appears to be a total guessing game, beyond whether or not they will have to part with it if it turns out to be a cockerel :-)Rain 5 weeks.JPG

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Im no good at guessin breeds since this is my first batch of chicks but it looks kind of like one of my golden comets. Not sure what a rainbow layer is tho so Im prolly wrong. Just my guess tho.

Wife to an amazing man, mother to 3 kids, 4 dogs, 1 goldfish, 2 calves, and 17 little chickies. Looking forward to expanding our homestead.

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Wife to an amazing man, mother to 3 kids, 4 dogs, 1 goldfish, 2 calves, and 17 little chickies. Looking forward to expanding our homestead.

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this chick is only 5 weeks!? could you take some more pictures of comb, feet, and side profile. i think it would help people figure out if its a roo or pullet, and what breed even. looks pretty big to me to be a pullet but, i cant tell size very well from this picture

On a new journey... rural chicken farming to urban... wish me luck!

 

 

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On a new journey... rural chicken farming to urban... wish me luck!

 

 

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I'm guessing some type of red sex-link pullet, but time will tell.

Rachel BB

 

"At the cross You beckon me, You draw me gently to my knees and I am lost for words, so lost in love I am sweetly broken, wholly surrendered"

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Rachel BB

 

"At the cross You beckon me, You draw me gently to my knees and I am lost for words, so lost in love I am sweetly broken, wholly surrendered"

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