Brand new at this, need some help with breed.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PaulandDoris, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. PaulandDoris

    PaulandDoris Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought some Rhode Island reds, but now a neighbor has given us some chicks and we have no way of knowing of what they are. They are very friendly, and love to sit on my grandkids. Their fine fur is yellow, but their new feathers are growing in a beautiful bright white. I was told they are three weeks old. Thank you for any help.


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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It can be hard to tell the breed of birds when they are chicks. However, I think that your chicks are likely White Plymouth Rocks or White Leghorns, as these are two common types of white chicken. It will be easier to tell when they get older and all feathered out.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, too young to tell. Will be some white breed, as states leghorns and rocks are the two most common. They're both good layers, leghorns of white eggs and rocks of brown.
     
  4. PaulandDoris

    PaulandDoris Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I was thinking Leghorn as well. Had not thought of the other breed as we are really new at this. I will post a new pic later once more feathers are in and the crown starts in as well.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you ask your neighbor what breed these chicks are?
     
  6. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They would have white earlobes if they are Leghorns. You can see better than we can with the picture.
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Welcome to BYC, one question any feathers on the legs as there are many different types of white chickens and the color could
    always change in the next six months so asking if the pervious owner if they have any idea is your best bet ...... I have had white
    chicks that turn in to yellow or a light buff color .........
     
  8. PaulandDoris

    PaulandDoris Out Of The Brooder

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    No, I haven't seen him. I guess I could have my husband ask, but they were given to him from his mom (or grandmother) and he has not been able to contact her to return them. He did not want his kids growing attached to them, that is why he gave them to us knowing we have chickens.
     
  9. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    For some reason I totally understand what is going on now !!!!!!!!!
     
  10. PaulandDoris

    PaulandDoris Out Of The Brooder

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    They definitely have white ears. So, looks like leghorns they are. I hear they are good layers, but not very good at brooding. How do they mix with RIR's? Anyone have any experience here?
     

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