Feed Store Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wallace, May 20, 2007.

  1. wallace

    wallace In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    I got these at a Feed Store. Here they are, digging for bugs. Any ideas on what they are?

    Barred Rock?


    I think this might be a Brown Leghorn, but I'm hoping it's an Easter Egger or something else.

    One other note: The one I think is a Brown Leghorn is based on McMurray's description that the chicks look like chipmunks. These two definitely looked like chipmunks when I first got them. Anyway, they both don't have combs. I could swear they used to. But now they have little fuzzy patches - looks like a buzz haircut - where the comb should be.
    Last edited: May 20, 2007
  2. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    You are right about the first two - barred rock and an austrolorp - unfortunately I can't help you with the last one. I has EE's and they look more like a falcon or a hawk. Yours is a little different - I could be wrong though.
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Let me take a shot at it.

    Barred Rock, RIR & Black Sexlink. They look like the ones I have out back. Plus my understanding is, they are the most common ones sold at Feed Stores.

  4. Redneckchick

    Redneckchick In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2007
    Coldwater , Ms
    My guess is pic 1 -BR , Pic 2 - Black astralop, Pic 3 - Red sex link...just my opinion...which ain't worth $.02
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    I agree, #1 barred rock, #2 Australorp, #3 I would say EE, but the feet are yellow and in my experience EE's tend to have dark legs, so I'm thinking I don't know. [​IMG]
  6. wallace

    wallace In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    Thanks for the opinions. I don't think the brown one is a sex link, because it's coloration as a chick wasn't right. It was striped:


    It's funny that just a few weeks ago, this is what they looked like.
  7. ausash

    ausash In the Brooder

    Mar 19, 2007
    When I saw the pics of your chicks as little ones I saw that they look just like the little ones I just bought at the feed store that they told me were aracauna girls. Don't know if this helps you any at all but mine look just like that but with itty bitty tiny little tuffs on their faces on some of them.
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    maybe he/she is a Buttercup? It kind of looks like mine, however mine are younger.

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