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Breed of extra chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by christine9, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. christine9

    christine9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little cutie was an extra supplied in my order. She is only a few days old but I was hoping to get some ideas of what breed [​IMG] there is some lighter yellow fluff around the face and underneath. Any ideas?
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Where did you get her from? Some choices include a Red Sex-link, Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington (maybe), or New Hampshire Red.
     
  3. christine9

    christine9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Meyers sent her because they did not have one of the chicks I ordered. I was thinking she's probably a RIR since they seem to be more common. Thanks for the options! It will be interesting to watch her grow and change.
     
  4. agkuyk08

    agkuyk08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a Rhode Island Red. And most hatcheries will throw in a extra Male chick to add warmth for the rest of the chicks. So more than likely it is a Rooster.
     
  5. christine9

    christine9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard that before. Until it can be determined, I'm calling this chickie a she!
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If she were a free extra chick, I'd suspect male. But, she was a substitution for something you ordered so I'd expect a pullet if you ordered pullets! She'll be red or mostly red but other than that, it's a wait and see. They may be able to tell you what they sent if you ask them.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd make a guess that she's a Rhode Island Red. As you said, they are one of the more common "red" breeds.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This is what I was thinking, also.
     
  9. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What color is her beak?
     
  10. christine9

    christine9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her beak is pink like her legs
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