Expired chick...what breed is it??? (warning, photo of chick!)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken Paradise, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Chicken Paradise

    Chicken Paradise In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2009
    Central Missouri
    Here is the little guy who passed on last night for unexplained reasons. It was a day-old chick. I want to replace it, but I don't know what breed it is. It is either a partridge rock, RIR, red sex link, or speckled sussex. It is identical to another chick that survives but I did not order 2 of anything; also, I ordered 3 of the partridge and I don't have 3 chicks that look alike???!!


  2. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    All I know is it's not a partridge rock. If you put pictures of your others maybe people will be able to pick out which one it was easier.
  3. Brickman House

    Brickman House Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
    Definitely not a Speckled Sussex, either. SS chicks are darker brown, and look like chipmunks.
  4. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    My guess is red sex link.

    usually rir are darker red, too.
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    Aw, poor chickie. Looks like an RSL to me - my RIRs were darker than that.
  6. Chicken Paradise

    Chicken Paradise In the Brooder

    Feb 21, 2009
    Central Missouri
    I went to the feed store and sure enough, it looks exactly like to RSL's there. I replaced it with a RIR, a buff, and 2 ameraucana's. [​IMG]
  7. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Sounds like a typical trade in the chicken world . [​IMG]

    Congrats on your new ones!
  8. deerhunterblp

    deerhunterblp In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2009
    Batesville, Arkansas
    I'm color blind and have a hard time but it looks like a buff to me.
  9. jay1995

    jay1995 Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    Its definetly a Rhode Island Red, My feed store has them and they are identical to that chick. Goodluck, -Jay
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Quote:My RUIR chicks looked nothing that one. They had darker spots on their wing tips at first the speckled wings at about a week....

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