Help!!! I would like to know what kind of chickens these are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jules3, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. jules3

    jules3 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]My neighbor gave us two of his chicks after two of ours were killed. I'm new to raising chickens. Does anyone know what these two are! TY...
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Sorry about the loss of your chicks... Your new little guys are cute, do they have single combs? If so, dark red and with yellow legs they look like they may be a Rhode Island Red or Production Reds or something like that.
     
  3. jules3

    jules3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you.. They are cute. I'm not sure about the combs. I'm thinking they are single. You're going to have to explain the comb thing to me though. lol
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Single combs are the big, flat ones most people think of when they think "chicken." Here's a primer on the types of combs: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-8-comb-types

    I agree with Kelsie, they look like Rhode Island Red or Production Red.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Some type of hatchery red bird--rhode island, production red, cherry egger, etc.
     
  6. jules3

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    Thanks everyone...it's funny when I go out there in the morning they run up to me and when I reach to pet them they are like oh crap what have I done and turn and run...lol
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look like hatchery quality Rhode Island Reds, or Production Reds.
     
  8. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, my younger ones do that. My red hens were very skittish as pullets but have turned out to be the sweetest ones of my flock.
     

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