Guess my chick! Please :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AmberKnits, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. AmberKnits

    AmberKnits Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little 'lady' came in an order of chicks from Meyer Hatchery. She's the meal maker chick. She doesn't look like any of the other chicks we ordered. She started out as a golden brown chipmunk. The photos here were taken at 11 days old.

    I'm guessing Wellsummer? (We ordered Marans, Wyandottes, Austrolops, and Easter Eggers) Perhaps someone with more experience could take a guess for me?





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  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow, that's a pretty chick!

    I can't tell what breed it is yet.

    However, it looks a lot like my Easter Egger cross chick did.


    Sorry, he's hard to see. He's the one in the middle. He has the same black markings coming from his eyes.
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  3. AmberKnits

    AmberKnits Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's very cute!

    Our little lady is the sweetest of the bunch. She sleeps in my daughters hand. [​IMG]
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking Production Red or some sort of Red Broiler, but I could be wrong.
     
  5. AmberKnits

    AmberKnits Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think it would be a broiler, I ordered all laying hens. don't think they send meat chickens when you order all layers.
     
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    AmberKnits Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very pretty!

    It does sort of look like a Freedom Ranger/Production Red. Did they give you an extra chick in your order? I know McMurray offers an extra, free chick.
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like it is, in fact, a Production Red or red Broiler cockerel.
     
  9. AmberKnits

    AmberKnits Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, this was an 'extra' chick that came in with an order from Meyer Hatchery. It's larger than all the other chicks and has much more comb development. I ordered all sexed female layers.
     
  10. AmberKnits

    AmberKnits Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was worried that this chick might be a cockerel. We already have one rooster, but there will be 20 hens, we may be able to keep both. What do I do if it's a broiler? I'm not going to butcher it....
     

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