Definitely not RIRs....?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by brittt13, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. brittt13

    brittt13 Out Of The Brooder

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    So my family recently bought 12 chicks. At first we just had 6 but a few days later bought 6 more. Anyhooo....in the first batch we got 2 barred rocks and 4 of what we were told were RIRs when we got home from with the chicks we started looking for info on those two specific breeds of chicken and quickly realized that our adorable yellowy white chicks were definitely not RIRs! And Now we have no idea what breed they are! [​IMG]
    This is one of our mystery chicks named Shelly. We're thinking they're probably either Cornish or white Orpingtons but we've never had chickens before and really have no clue...?
    Any ideas??
     
  2. ThomsonCentennialFarm

    ThomsonCentennialFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like good ol' Leghorns to me.
     
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I would say Leghorns, and that chick in the picture is a rooster! But definantely Leghorns as the comb is already so big for the age. Look them uo they are a great bird, I think they are better that RIR's personally.
     
  4. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where did you buy those chickens? RIR chicks are kinda redish.Those look like a leghorn.
     
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  5. brittt13

    brittt13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to know!! Thanks so much!
     
  6. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They COULD be white orps but I think that leghorns would be more likley.
     
  7. brittt13

    brittt13 Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought them at a feed store. We bought 6 more chicks and 2 ducklings since then and 2 of the younger chicks are actually RIRs and I can definitely see the difference!
     
  8. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Alright.I have no idea what could have happened.[​IMG]
     
  9. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe there was an error in the hatchery.
     
  10. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would contact the feed store and tell them.
     

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