BIG (Red) Bird...what is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bravo, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully this is easy. She was part of a McMurray "rainbow layers" special and was a bigger yellowish-orange chick and I have about 4 of them. They are GIGANTIC so definitely a heavy breed.

    She's 10 weeks old (100% positive on the age), 3.5 lbs and her voice has already started to change. She dwarfs the SLP cockerel in the photo who is 2 weeks older than she and she is about 3x the size of the BSLs I bought at the same time.

    There were also a few smaller variety chicks in the batch that are the same color as the girl below and the same size as the BSLs which I assume are Production Reds


    What breed is this?

    TIA!
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  2. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    I would say a hatchery grade NH Red.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree, probably a New Hampshire. She's just a big girl. The other option would be a broiler like their Dixie Rainbows, but I don't think they put them in the rainbow layer pack.
     
  5. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys!

    Now that we know shes some form of NH-X (doubt the hatchery has clean NH lines), should I be concerned if she is really a she??

    I have 4 pullets of the same and their combs/wattles are developed the same. I'd expect a boy or two in the batch but if all 4 of these are cockerels I'll be a little peeved.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with the others: it looks like a hatchery quality New Hampshire. I don't see any obvious cockerel signs right now, though "her" general appearance is rather masculine.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like a hatchery New Hampshire Red to me, too.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  9. Greywolf1962

    Greywolf1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Looks just like my two NH girls.
     

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