Age and breed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenlady29, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. Chickenlady29

    Chickenlady29 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I bought these girls at tractor supply 2 days ago and they were not sure of age or breed. They said all they knew was they were pullets. Any ideas on age or breed?[​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    What a nice dog :) Guessing the chicks could be a red/gold sex link, or maybe Buff Orpingtons from the picture (TSC around here usually has a lot of sex links.)
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Agree...they are either RSL's or Buff Orps, and I am leaning to RSL's. You'll know by about 4 weeks...RSL's will feather in with red and white while the BO's will be gold.

    Your chicks are about a week old.

    Amazing TSC simply doesn't make effort to label their chicks? They come boxed and labeled from the hatcheries. I see more people on here asking about what TSC chicks are. I don't have TSC's in my area, so I find that amazing, and a bit amusing.

    Wilco and Coastal always have chicks in carefully marked bins, and help watching over the bins. I've not seen gross errors there (yet). Although most of the feed store help are pretty clueless.

    Anyway...totally off the trail...your chicks should be great layers....and you have a wonderful nurse mother. Labs (or Lab mix?) are terrific.
    LofMc
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    There a little young to be certain, but they look like Red Sex Link chicks (pullets). RSLs are egg laying machines, and if that's what they turn out to be, you should get loads of eggs from those girls. :eek:)
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Chickenlady29

    Chickenlady29 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all. That's what I thought they were. That's what I already have and they are great layers. They just had them in a bin with a sign that said pullets but showed different breeds. The worker said they just started using this hatchery and they never informed them of a certain breed. And yes he is a great dog. He loves other animal's. He's a big baby. My daughter's have him spoiled.
     
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