Any ideas on breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeartsHomeFarm, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. HeartsHomeFarm

    HeartsHomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    She's only a week and half or so old, so I know it's early. The employee at the store where we bought the chicks said they had Rhode Island Reds, Black Sex-linked, and something else that he couldn't remember. When I called back the next day to ask someone else, they just said they had Rhode Island Reds and the black sex-linked with no mention of anything else. We have 3 that I'm fairly positive are RIR, and two that are black, but we also have this little girl and another that is very similar in coloring, but with a darker mask around her eyes, and a dark brown stripe down her back. She looks rather red in this photo with the light of the heat lamp on her, but is really more of a gray brown with dark brown markings. I also have one yellow chick, and it was the only yellow chick out of all the chicks the store had. Any ideas? I'm still rather clueless about breeds as these are my first experience with raising chickens. I'll take more photos as they get a bit older. Thank you!


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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definately not red or black sexlinks....pretty sure hatchery Road island reds! Great birds. Your yellow could possibly be a red sexlink roo, they are yellow, where the pullets are more red.
     
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  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    That one in the front is an Easter Egger. The red ones are Production Reds, what hatcheries call Rhode Island Reds.
     
  4. HeartsHomeFarm

    HeartsHomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'll post again in a couple weeks as they get more distinctive markings!
     
  5. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, the one in front is an EE. Love the cute little beard/muffs.
     
  6. HeartsHomeFarm

    HeartsHomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I'm excited about possibly having two Easter Eggers! They are indeed adorable!
     
  7. HeartsHomeFarm

    HeartsHomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, I sure hope my yellow isn't a roo! I'm not ready for a rooster now, and my 2 year old will be heart-broken if we have to get rid of "her" chicken! Fingers crossed that Lemon Drop is a she!
     
  8. nstilwater

    nstilwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the yellow one could be a white leghorn they are all yellow when hatched
     
  9. HeartsHomeFarm

    HeartsHomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'll take some good photos of her soon to post.
     
  10. HeartsHomeFarm

    HeartsHomeFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband went to pick up supplies at the feed store today, and they had a new batch of chicks in that included lots of yellow ones. He was told they were blond sex-links, so I'm guessing that's what our little yellow one is, too.
     

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