Egg layers or broilers? Please help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mammahen5, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. Mammahen5

    Mammahen5 In the Brooder

    2
    2
    11
    Aug 1, 2018
    Hello – my family and I recently started raising chicks for eggs and bought 6 straight run chicks from our local feed store. There was no sign indicating breeds or sex. They are now 6 weeks old and are growing quickly and our family has grown attached to them in the meantime trying to figure out what breeds they are. I think we have 2 austrolorps, 2 leghorns and sadly I think we might have two red Rangers? At first I thought the two brown ones were either buff Orpington‘s or Road Island red, but I cannot find a picture of them that look like ours. They are not deep red like RIR and not solid in color like Buffs. They are also large compared to others accept 1 of the australorps. There are a couple pictures of the leghorns and the brown chicks in question at one week old. If you know of these breeds – I would greatly appreciate it – thank you so much !!
     

    Attached Files:

    BirdGirl2004 likes this.
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

    11,586
    23,798
    997
    Sep 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    The buff birds look like cross breeds.
     
  3. Pugsabi

    Pugsabi Free Ranging

    1,473
    9,401
    627
    Jun 5, 2018
    Arlington, Texas
    One of them looks like my calico princess. If it is a calico, then she's an sex linked egg layer.
    IMG_20180730_193504856.jpg
     
  4. Mammahen5

    Mammahen5 In the Brooder

    2
    2
    11
    Aug 1, 2018
    Wow yes that is what they look like!! I’ve never heard of calico princess. They have the gentlest personalities. So far all chicks are very social. Not sure if any are cockerels though-only time will tell I guess. Thank you so much for you help!
     
    Pugsabi likes this.
  5. Pugsabi

    Pugsabi Free Ranging

    1,473
    9,401
    627
    Jun 5, 2018
    Arlington, Texas
    The calico is a girl. She will lay a cream to light brown colored egg and give you about 290 a year. Mine is definitely a sweetheart. I actually wanted a different breed but when there sales lady put her in my arms she stopped peeping, snuggled down and fell asleep.
     
  6. Pugsabi

    Pugsabi Free Ranging

    1,473
    9,401
    627
    Jun 5, 2018
    Arlington, Texas
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! And Nuts For Horses!

    6,650
    7,555
    502
    Jun 9, 2017
    N.W. Missouri
    I see a White Rock, Black Austrolorps, a Red Ranger, and a Calico Princess.
     
    Mammahen5 and Pugsabi like this.
  8. BirdGirl2004

    BirdGirl2004 Crowing

    1,092
    1,909
    262
    Nov 19, 2016
    Huntington, Indiana
    Awww! All SOOO gorgeous!! I agree with @crazyforchickens! And yes, the look all to be gorgeous pullets!:love:love:love

    Good luck!:thumbsup
     
    Mammahen5 likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: