Brown egg layer hybrids -- any ideas what these are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hebegray, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. hebegray

    hebegray Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 7 six-week old chickens from Meyer Hatchery. They were ordered as a "Brown egg layer assortment", and promised at least three breeds. They are all healthy and delightful. Three of them are obvious Barred Rock. The other four have me totally baffled. Any ideas? There are at least two different types in these four.

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  2. hebegray

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    Per Meyer Hatchery when I ordered the chicks:

    When you purchase our Brown Egg Layer Assortment, you will receive at least three (3) of the following breeds of chicken: Golden Buff, Black Australorp, Buff Orpington, White Rock, Barred Plymouth Rock, Partridge Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Delaware, Golden Laced Wyandotte, Buckeye, Black Jersey Giant, Speckled Sussex, Cuckoo Maran, Welsummer, New Hampshire Red, Dominique or Silver Laced Wyandotte. The breeds will be hatchery choice, and we are not able to mark or record the included breeds.
     
  3. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red and white birds are red sex-links and are pullets from the color as cockerels would be white with some red bleeding on the shoulders as they age. The darker red one looks solid red from the pic and if so could be a Production Red (also a hybrid, typically Rhode Island Red X New Hampshire Red), but I am not sure from the pic. The bird in my avatar is a Production Red.
     
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  4. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, all look the birds look like pullets to me.
     
  5. donrae

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    the red and white birds are red sex link pullets.

    Looks like one solid red bird? She's a production red pullet.
     
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  7. hebegray

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    The one that looks solid red actually has creamy white wing tips. This is fascinating!
     
  8. angnic22

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    Golden Buff would be my guess. Also known as golden comet. Cinnamon queen. I've got 3. :)

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  9. donrae

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    Then they're all red sex links.
     

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