Chicks from the grab bag?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Janelyn, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Janelyn

    Janelyn In the Brooder

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    I went in to Tractor Supply in March to buy my first pullets, how exciting. Well, they have a 6 chick minimum. They had 4 RIR left, but lots of cute balls of fluff in the "grab bag". I picked out 2, one solid white and the other with a small amount of black specks, Salt and Peppa.

    6 months later, they are both hens, slightly smaller then the RIRs, laying medium size white eggs, but I still don't know their breed. Hope you all can help.

    The first picture is Peppa and the second is Salt. Click on them to make them larger.

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  2. browning6

    browning6 Chirping

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    I got some from TSC in Atwater the same day. the white is a white leghorn for sure mine have been great layers.

    Did you buy any of the Silver laced Cochins on that day?
     
  3. Janelyn

    Janelyn In the Brooder

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    Well, howdy neighbor,

    No, I only got the 4 RIR and the 2 white ones. Did you get any of the Silver laced Cochins? I but those are beautiful birds.

    Thank you for your time.
    Janelyn
     
  4. Muffinburgler

    Muffinburgler Chirping

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    They definitely look like leghorns to me!
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    white leghorns
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    btw your coop looks really nice on the inside and very roomy i like it!
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Both look like White Leghorns.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    I think both are White Leghorns. Pretty birds!
     
  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Songster

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    The one you named Salt is a White Leghorn or White Leghorn hybrid.

    The one you named Peppa and said had black speckles may be a California White. They are produced with a California Gray rooster and a White Leghorn hen. I think the black speckles are more prominent when the chicken is a chick.
    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/califwhitepage.html

    The good news is these hens should be egg-laying machines.

    How many eggs are they laying?
     
  10. Janelyn

    Janelyn In the Brooder

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    "The good news is these hens should be egg-laying machines.

    How many eggs are they laying?"

    I get 2 white eggs a day. Great hens
     

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