Any idea what breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CORick, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. CORick

    CORick New Egg

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    The girls are about 10 weeks old. I bought them at Big R which I think is a Big M(istake). They didn't have them by breed but here in Colorado Springs I didn't have a lot of choice so I rolled the dice and now I have no idea what these two are. I was hoping for Australorps and maybe Orpingtons or a Barred Rock. The black ones looked like they may have been Rocks at a day old but obviously I was wrong. The other looked like it was possibly an Orpington but wrong again. I have looked at a couple of books but am stumped. I have 2 of each of these and a few Americanas. Hoping for good layers at least.
     
  2. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    The first looks like a black sex link and the second is probably a production red of some description. They should both be good egg layers for you.
     
  3. CORick

    CORick New Egg

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    Thanks for the answer. That's what I was starting to think. Not what I originally wanted but so far they have great dispositions and yes they should be good layers. I was reading last night though that the production reds can have some health issues. Guess I'll keep my fingers crossed on that.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Looks like you have two sex-link chickens, on Black sex-link pullet and the other a Red sex-link pullet, they are hybrids that bred for the ability to be able to sex at birth (great egg layers).
     
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