Do I have Meaties??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by outdoorpodcast, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

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    So 2 1/2 weeks ago we bought some chicks at Tractor Supply Company. Only one bin had chicks but there was no sign. The empty bin next to the chicks said Cornish Rocks, and the sign on the ground said Red Pullets. So far I do not see any "red" in these chicks and they are starting to turn white. I was wondering if the signs got switched and if we actually bought cornish rocks. They were typical yellow chicks.

    HEre is a photo of them at 2 1/2 weeks.

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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think so, they look too small. Might be white leghorns.
     
  3. gingit

    gingit Out Of The Brooder

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    These chicks don't look like Cornish Rocks at 2.5 weeks.
    I don't know what red pullets are, but I also do not see red. Hopefully they are pullets.
    Keep on posting pics as they grow.
     
  4. ericsplls

    ericsplls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red pullets at TSC are buff colored chicks that only get darker as they grow. Basically production reds or hatchery RIRs. I also think they look small for cornish-x. Our tsc usually doesn't get leghorns either but hybrid california whites. They should show a few black feathers here and there if that's what they are.
     
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    hydroswiftrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not cornish. Maybe tetra tints?
     
  7. Dingo

    Dingo Chillin' With My Peeps

    At 2.5 weeks you'd know if you had meaties. They're about 1.5 - 2x the size of the other 2 week olds and are much bigger than a handful.
     

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