Donated Chicks...What are we?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FarmGirl21, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got a bunch of chicks donated from the local Dels feed stores for this "Easter Eggstravaganza", charity thing we did on Saturday. I didn't see when they put them in the carries so i have no clue what breeds they are, any ideas?

    2 peachy brown
    2 reddish brown with darker colors on the wing (RIR i think)
    4 or so solid black

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Reds... Production reds
    Buff Orpingtons.

    The blacks are either Sex links or Australorps. They look like my Black Sex link
     
  3. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you [​IMG]

    i don't care for the look of the black sex links so i think i might get rid of those ones & keep everyone else.
     
  4. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a black-sex-link and she is one of our more friendly hens. Not very pretty but we love her
     
  5. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really, i don't need anymore chickens at all! I have a super sweet red sex link hen, probably one of my favorite besides the cochins...the leghorns aren't too nice though, but at least they're cute [​IMG]
     
  6. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's our black sex link at about 3 weeks. NOT a pretty bird... LOL So I can see not liking the looks of them. It gets worse before it gets better...

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  7. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We had bad luck with the black sex links we had before, we had 3 and they all died before they were 4 months old, they weren't sick or anything, i'm not sure what happened. They got moved outside and had the same treatment, food, housing and everything as the other chickens we had...i never figured it out [​IMG]....i'll probably just replace them with a couple others of a different breed.
     
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The black ones look like black sexlinks, the darker reds look like RIR's, but the lighter peachy ones are red sexlinks, as BO's have white legs.
     
  9. FarmGirl21

    FarmGirl21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!!! red sex links, that's great! my girl finally started laying and i get 1 meduim/dark egg a day from her, and sooo sweet!
     
  10. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOOP, WOOP!!! [​IMG]
     

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