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Can't tell if I have some Cornish Cross or White Plymouth Rocks

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by jthorja, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. jthorja

    jthorja New Egg

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    Hello a newbie here, I ordered a "brown layer assortment" from a hatchery. My chicks are a month old now all doing well, but three of them are just huge white birds
    about four times bigger than the others, I had to separate them. I read that Plymouth Rocks grow fast. My concern is that I am feeding and treating them as layers, and they may be broilers. Any tips on how I can tell the difference? Thanks would appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    My white rocks grew really fast and were always larger than the barred rocks. They had larger feet and weighed a ton! I loved them and would like to get more.
     
  3. jthorja

    jthorja New Egg

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    thanks for your input I hope they are white plymouth rocks because I am getting attached to them.
     
  4. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would hope they are rocks if they were given to you in a layer assortment....
     
  5. jthorja

    jthorja New Egg

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    I contacted the hatchery but the gal couldn't give me any info on how to tell the difference, she said they should be plymouth rocks also but mistakes can be made, so wasn't much help with the problem, tho' they did offer to give me a refund.
     

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