Flea market special...but what are they? (updated w/adult pics post 6)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fredster, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lucked into nine chicks today at the flea market, bought from a man who'd bought a big box from someone else. He wanted all of one of the particular kinds in the box, but was willing to sell the nine that weren't that kind. He said they were "big chickens." I'm not sure if he meant "non-banty" or "meat-sized."

    He had no idea what they are, so I thought I'd turn to the experts here. [​IMG] Of the nine, six appear to be one kind and three the other. Pics are below, and I'd be most appreciative if anyone recognizes a breed.

    The brownish ones in the last two pics look like our Rhode Island reds, only they have yellowish heads.

    Whatever kind they all are, they sure are pretty.

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Ooh! So much color! I love em'! How cute! I would guess they are nice mixed breed chicks! Sorry i can't really help on what they could be mixed with.
     
  3. Riocotesei

    Riocotesei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look mixed. RIR's don't have yellow heads when they're chicks. I don't know what they could be either...sorry
     
  4. banter

    banter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2008
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    They ae beautiful chicks! Please post pics as adults! Also just remember, every new breed started out as a mix!
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    The red one could be a red sex-link. I don't know about the others.
     
  6. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alrighty, my flea market specials are all grown up now. The ones I thought might be Rhode Island Reds grew up to look like Rhode Island Reds.

    The other ones, though...I dunno. They turned out to all be roosters, and gorgeous (tasty, too!). I still have several of them, and would love to know what they are if anyone has a better idea based on seeing them as adults.

    Here's what they look like now:

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  7. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Quote:WOW! He's beautiful! [​IMG]
     

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