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These are three days old and hatched from pale brown eggs. I am guessing they are rhode island reds but what do you all think?

If they are to young to tell what else could they be besides rhode island reds?

 

post #2 of 9

From where did they come?

 

Yes, they look to be Rhode Island Reds, but time will tell.

 

 

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post #3 of 9

where did u get the eggs?

Chickens and turkeys in the backyard since 1984. They co-habitate with PB pigs (5) and barn cats. Only purebreds are Welsummers, SC Rhode Island White and Royal Palm Turkeys. APA. NRA.

You would be amazed what you can trade eggs for.

No woman ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes.

Oh yeah, I got a nap for that.

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Chickens and turkeys in the backyard since 1984. They co-habitate with PB pigs (5) and barn cats. Only purebreds are Welsummers, SC Rhode Island White and Royal Palm Turkeys. APA. NRA.

You would be amazed what you can trade eggs for.

No woman ever shot her husband while he was doing the dishes.

Oh yeah, I got a nap for that.

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The eggs came from a random person at the feed store. The person gave the eggs to my friend who then gave them to me. So no way to call up the person and ask what kind of chicken laid them since i do not know the person.

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Well, it will be interesting to see how they grow.  Yes, I'd say RIR, being that they are dark, if they are as dark as the photo shows.  The various crosses and hybrids are often more golden and some striping.  The little touch of horn color on their beaks is a good sign.  Enjoy them.  You may have gotten a real, honest to goodness find there.   Happy Thanksgiving.

 

 

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post #6 of 9

they look like RIR could also be new hampshire as well


Edited by hdowden - 11/21/12 at 2:53pm

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they look like RIR could also be new hampshire as well

Look awful dark to my eye.  But again, just the camera shot maybe.  Time will tell.

 

 

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post #8 of 9

Look like RIR. But a lot of chicks look like that when there that young!

Nice chicks by the way!

Breeding Salmon Faverolles and soon Sussex and Brahmas. 

The incubator is packed with eggs! 

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Breeding Salmon Faverolles and soon Sussex and Brahmas. 

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Here they are at almost 3 weeks old.

Some of them have white down on their wings.

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Edited by OrangeJuice - 12/6/12 at 9:28pm
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