giant yellow chicks? -pic heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tamara119, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi
    Just wondering if anyone might have some ideas of what breed these enormous yellow monster chicks are. They are 3 weeks old, and the other chicks are about 1 1/2 weeks, with the exception of the larger black one that is exactly 2 weeks today. They are so huge that the other chicks run under their legs. I got these two from a nearby farm because the larger black chick hatched 4 days before the others, and it was so noisy and lonely that I had to get it some company. I don't mind the two yellow ones, but they are just SO HUGE!
    Any ideas? Velociraptors maybe?


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  2. Indigosands

    Indigosands Chillin' With My Peeps

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    white leghorns maybe? They'll lay xl white eggs.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Cornish cross meat birds is what comes to mind.
     
  4. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought Leghorn, but I assumed that Leghorn adults are not unusually large so leghorn chicks would be normal. These just seem abnormally large, but I have limited experience and maybe it's just a factor of coming from XL eggs. They came from a farm with a hundred or so layers, so leghorn would be pretty likely.
     
  5. Tamara119

    Tamara119 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look muscly!
     
  6. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably Cornish Crosses aka Meaties/ Broilers
     
  7. lindisfarne

    lindisfarne Out Of The Brooder

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    looks like our leghorn chick [​IMG]
     
  8. [​IMG]these are cornish rock broilers

    [​IMG]these are leghorn chicks
     
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Wow! They are large! It will interesting to see what they look like when grown.
     
  10. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look meat birdy. It is the stance and those huge legs.
     

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