Ahh the wonders of feed store bins... (updated POL pullet pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tinychicky, May 23, 2011.

  1. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so last week, OUT OF THE BARRED ROCK AND BLACK SEX LINK BIN, i got this:

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    her and a BR buddy
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    she's a cutie all right, but what is she? she has a single comb, yellowish brown legs, some partridge-like patterning coming in on her wings... at first i thought partridge rock, but they're usually lighter in color as chicks. weird-combed EE maybe? i dunno.
     
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  2. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like one of my Black Star chicks.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Looks eerily similar to the mystery birds of earlier this spring showing up at neighborhood TSCs everywhere. I got 4 of them. As they matured, they were NOT BSL, but had olive legs and grew freakish big in a hurry. I gave them to a rather needy guy up the road who really needed chicks.
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    That looks a lot like the "Australorp cross" birds being sold at TSC.
     
  5. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i got her at Agway, she's not a TSC chick. she didn't look like the other black sex links if that's what she is [​IMG]
     
  6. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she is smaller and lighter than a BR and her tail feathers aren't coming in as fast. she's two weeks old now, i think, and the feathers that are coming in are all brown with hardly any black. i've also notice that she likes to stand up kind of like a modern game; her posture isn't the same horizontal as the Rocks. her wings also aren't as big. i can post more recent pics if it would help.
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    It's kinda doubtful you'll know for sure, from the chick pictures. You'll just have to kind of wait and see what she grows into.
    TSC or AgWay or any other store buys from the same hatcheries, so likely she is indeed one of the black mystery chicks that so many got earlier as well.
    Hatcheries sell what they sell. When a chain store like AgWay or TSC orders boxes and boxes of chicks, there are mistakes and then there are just... well..... OK, they sell them the hatches, whatever they happen to be; odd crosses, mutts, mixes, etc. Hey, it happens all the time. No big deal.
     
  8. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    all right, i bet she'll be pretty as an adult [​IMG]
     
  9. BrianT

    BrianT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't say what she/he is but I can say that I'm kind of partial to the barnyard mix variety of chicken. My favorite chicken in our flock is this.
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    No idea but she's awesome!
     
  10. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow what a pretty girl she has beautiful dark eyes [​IMG]
     

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