Free chickens, need help identifying them

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dirty Farmer, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Dirty Farmer

    Dirty Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend of mine called me because he knows that my wife and I are going to get chickens soon. (as soon as we’re finished building our chicken coop) Anyways, he said that a friend of his had bought baby chicks for his young daughters this past Easter. Well as you know, small chicks turn into big chickens, and he now wants to get rid of them. He said that I could have them for free, if I want them. They don’t know anything about them, other than they came from Tractor Supply Co, as very small yellow chicks.

    Any guesses on what breed they are, or the gender perhaps? Free is a good price, so should I take a chance, and give them a new home?

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  2. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like they might be buff Orpingtons.
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look kinda like BO's...the one in the corner...might be a GLW.Pics up closer of combs would help.
     
  4. The Turken Lady

    The Turken Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:X2 I'm no expert,but there looks like some BO's and a GLW in there.
     
  5. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:X2 I'm no expert,but there looks like some BO's and a GLW in there.

    hmmm they don't look anything like my BO's...mine never had the white on them

    They look more like Red Stars
     
  6. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like Red Sex links or Production Reds and the other looks like a GLW.
     
  7. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Free is a good price."

    These look like lovely chicks, I would happily accept them whatever they are. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChiknMama

    ChiknMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with Barefoot...of course my 1 BO is only 7 days old but no white whatsoever....I think orpingtons do come in other colors though. I am very new to all of this though so I am only going on the research I did before we got our 3 chicks.
     
  9. Hottchick

    Hottchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By all means, take them! JMO. Don't look a gift chicken in the mouth.[​IMG]
     
  10. BeccaOH

    BeccaOH Morning Gem Farm

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    Quote:X2 I'm no expert,but there looks like some BO's and a GLW in there.

    hmmm they don't look anything like my BO's...mine never had the white on them

    They look more like Red Stars

    I have to agree totally with BarefootMom. And my GLW chicks had brown on them with rose combs. These are very likely to be Red Stars or similar hybrid.

    ETA: I FINALLY saw the chick in the bottom left corner. [​IMG] It has some Gold Laced Wyandotte coloring. Does it have a rose comb? GLW doesn't seem like a common TSC breed, but it is possible.
     
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