Assorted rainbow layer?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abbygibson1212, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. abbygibson1212

    abbygibson1212 Chirping

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    I got an assorted rainbow layer from orschelns today and I need help figuring out what kind of chicken she is. She's a coppery red color with chipmunk markings.
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  2. abbygibson1212

    abbygibson1212 Chirping

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    Here she is with my 2 other chicks, she's the red one
     
  3. abbygibson1212

    abbygibson1212 Chirping

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    Here are a few more pictures, I'm fairly certain that she's Rhode Island red
     
  4. pfields

    pfields Songster

    That's what mine looked like. I ordered my RIR's from Ideal.
     
  5. Jlangen

    Jlangen Hatching

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    Just noticed I had the same problem. :) mine are black.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    She is probably a Production Red.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Agreed.
     
  8. abbygibson1212

    abbygibson1212 Chirping

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    @Wyandottes7 @BantamLover21
    So was it wrong of them to label her as an "assorted rainbow layer"?
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    I would think a bin labelled "Rainbow Layers" means you could pull pretty much any breed. It's usually a term for an assortment of different pure bred pullets that will lay either brown, cream, white, blue or green. The label can cover literally any breed, but most hatcheries don't use ornamental breeds, more dual purpose/heavy breeds and Mediterranean breeds.
     
  10. 21hens-incharge

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