Any RIR chicks in my miracle hatch?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by browning6, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left on vacation for ten days and when I returned my incubator (that I built using the BYC coolerbator instructions and an old minifridge) had blown both bulbs. The temp was 73 inside and I thought for sure the chicks would all be dead. Aparently not! I candled them the next day and noticed a few were still moving around and yesterday they started hatching. I have 20 hens (RIR, delaware, SLW, leghorn and some crosses) and three roosters (one RIR and two EE). They are all in the same coop and i know i am going to get mostly mutts. But i was wondering if anybody thinks i have any straight RIR chicks? I think a couple of the red ones look more like sex linked which would be the RIR roo and my delaware or SLW hens. But i could be wrong.

    Anybody want to take a guess?


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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    that is awsome. did the eggs get turned?
     
  3. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turned them for the first 4 days i was there. Then the next ten I was on vacation so They did not get turned. Then the last 4 days until lockdown I turned then.
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only the solid colored reddish buff chicks could possibly be purebreds. Could you take individual pictures of the 3 reddish ones?
     
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  7. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are some new pics Any purebred rir in the bunch ?
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  8. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think there is a good possibility the middle chick is a pure RIR
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. But it will be a while before you can tell for sure.
     
  10. Frankie Ruiz

    Frankie Ruiz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yupp. but id say theres a pretty good chance, it looks like mine when they were chicks
     

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