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So about 4 weeks ago I went to TSC with my little boy and we decided to pick up some chicks.  This is the first time we've raised chicks and felt it was a nice project to add to our Chicken Husbandry skills.  They only had 1 bin of chicks and it had a sign that read Red Pullets which can be a mixture of RIR, New Hampshires or Red Sex LInks from my understanding.   I confirmed with the teenager these were Reds and he said yes, heres the sign to prove it.

 

So the feathers started coming in and they have white feathers and are definitely not red pullets of any kind.  Can anyone help me ID these chickens.  They are about 4 weeks old.

 

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post #2 of 24
How big are they? I have several cornish rocks (meat birds) that look very much like that, so if they're BIG (like a couple pounds), then you might have had the bad luck to get meat birds by accident.
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Hmm...yeah, they might be meat birds, but I don't think they look stocky/chunky enough. How old are they? Cornish Cross birds get HUGE at just a few weeks old. I still don't think they look big enough. They actually look pretty slim, so I would guess white leghorns.

post #4 of 24

I'd call up the store and see if they kept a record of which types they ordered.  I got my chicks from a TSC, and the only white breed were the cornish rock meat birds, like bigchiefhoho guessed.  

   I was lucky enough to get some actual red pullets.

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post #5 of 24
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Yeah they are about the size of a pigeon so they don't seem too big to me but I've only bought pullets at 8 weeks and have no experience with chicks before.   The crazy thing is that the sign in the empty bin next to these said cornish rocks.  I've been feeding them chick starter for the last 4 weeks. 

post #6 of 24

At 4 weeks old, meat birds would be HUGE!  I'm seconding the guess of white leghorns!

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post #7 of 24

They look just like my Tetra Tints I got from TSC last year.They are a special cross done only for TSC.I also thought they were something else because of the signs... I think they are a cross between rocks and leghorns...

 

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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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post #8 of 24

I would put my vote on White Plymouth Rock.  Their bodies aren't really right for Leghorns, and they don't carry their tails correctly for that breed.  Plus, they seem to be growing at the rate of one of the heavier dual-purpose breeds would.  But no as fast as a Cornish Cross.

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"It's easy. You draw a red line on the ground, right? Then you wait for a chicken to come along. When he arrives, he puts his beak right on the line and he's hypnotized!"
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post #9 of 24

They look like my  4week old White Plymouth Rocks.

I am a Wife and a Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens. The layer flock is Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Cochin, Easter Eggers, and Olive Eggers. Blue/Splash Silkies.

~~Breeder pens are Silver Spangled Spitzhauben, Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans and Cream Legbar~~

We also have Bourbon Red Turkeys and Nigerian Dwarfs!!!

 

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I am a Wife and a Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens. The layer flock is Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Cochin, Easter Eggers, and Olive Eggers. Blue/Splash Silkies.

~~Breeder pens are Silver Spangled Spitzhauben, Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans and Cream Legbar~~

We also have Bourbon Red Turkeys and Nigerian Dwarfs!!!

 

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post #10 of 24
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I just called the TSC where i bought them and they were not helpful at all.  The first girl told me they were probably cornish rocks but also told me they are egg layers.   She then put me on the phone with the manager who told me she knew nothing about chickens and I was SOL because she had no clue what I bought.

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