Bantam roo? and what's a "Rainbow Layer"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by missydm, May 19, 2010.

  1. missydm

    missydm New Egg

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    I posted a picture of this little one a couple of weeks ago, but it was still too early to tell. You think it's a roo? His comb is awfully pink! I've grown very fond of this banty....he (or she) has a great personality....if that's possible for a chicken. [​IMG] The other picture I'm posting is what the feed store had labeled as a Rainbow Layer. Is this a mix of something? I hadn't heard of this breed. Also, how old do you think these are? I was guessing 3 months? Thanks!

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  2. LeBlackbird

    LeBlackbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first is a buff Cochin rooster

    The second is a RIR pullet [​IMG]
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I'm not going to guess the breeds. Others are better at that than me.

    Rainbow layers are not a breed or a type. It is an assortment that you can get from certain hatcheries (Mcmurray is one I am aware of). This assortment will contain chickens of different breeds, so you might get red, yellow, black, white, or maybe some other colors in several different patterns. The "rainbow" refers to the different colors of chickens you might get. The eggs will be different shades of brown too. They might even include an occasional EE to give you a chance at blue or green eggs, but mostly the eggs will be different shades of brown. And since they are "layers", they try to include only pullets, but hatcheries only guarantee 90% accuracy on sex.
     
  4. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep that first one is a little boy! The layer is a production red. Have one just like it [​IMG]
     
  5. missydm

    missydm New Egg

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    Thank you all so much!!
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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