Help! Can you tell us what breed these are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greenthumbmama, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

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    The only white I'm seeing in the little red is in its baby feathers. All of my hatchery RIR's have feathered out like that in their wings before getting their mature, solid red feathers.

    Is there other white that I'm missing?
     
  2. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

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    anybody notice the size of those bright orange legs on the red chick (in the pick with the white one)?????? good lord those are big, or is my computer playing tricks on me??

    looks like some type of production red, maybe the chick got it's tail feathers plucked off, due to cramped quarters. but looks like my reds did when they were small started out yellowish then feathered out red (other than the huge shanks!)
     
  3. jossanne

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    Yeah, I noticed the enormous legs on that baby. Almost made me think it's some type of red meat bird... but I'm hoping for RIR instead.
     
  4. greenthumbmama

    greenthumbmama In the Brooder

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    Quote:As far as cramped quarters go, our chicks have had plenty of space. My brooder was a very large wardrobe box. Now they are in the coop. I haven't noticed any fighting or plucking of feathers. That particular chick has not had the tail feathers come in totally yet. I've wondered that myself. Perhaps a late bloomer? All my chicks are behaving as normal as I figure they would be. Eating well, plenty of water and space....

    Our farm store got the chicks from a local hatchery. I suppose I could have gotten them directly, but we are newbies and well...live an learn! [​IMG]
     

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