Help me identify this chick(pic)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rooster61, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Out Of The Brooder

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    6 days ago we got our chicks at TSC, the 4 Reds came out of the bin labeled "Red Pullets" But since their feathers have been coming in I have noticed the one in the foreground has white wing feathersand more white around her face while they 3 others have dark lines through their feathers.
    They are all so cute it doesn't matter just wondering if I got something other then a production red. I am even thinking the one with white feathers may be a roo since he(sometimes) sleeps out way from all the other chicks when their sleeping and usually the first to come to the plate when I put treats in for them.

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  2. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love picture 2 I think that it just might be a different mix. I know that red pullets can mean red six link New Hampshire, they also have so many different types of red sex link I think they use different breeds to get them since I have seen red sex link with white tipped wings and tails but my red sex link has black tail feathers. I can't tell if its a hen or rooster. But you do have some really cute chicks.
     
  3. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the reply, we have named her Goldilocks, and the one looking at her is named Red...no names for the others as of yet until we see some more traits they pick up as we move along.
     
  4. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    Here is one of my red sex links... she is very unusual compared to the others I have. She is mostly white with some red... she is also the sweetest chicken I have ever owned. She will actually jump at the pen door to get me to open it so she can come take a nap in my lap... her name is Ruthie [​IMG]

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  5. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Out Of The Brooder

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    She's adorable!!! I take it she still lays large brown eggs?
     
  6. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are so adorable!
     
  7. britlitgal

    britlitgal Out Of The Brooder

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    They look just like the 2 Golden Comet (Buff) pullets that I got at TSC a few days ago. Just sayin' ... [​IMG]
     
  8. Rooster61

    Rooster61 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, they only had 2 different bins with chicks...one marked Red Pullets, and the other Assorted Bantams and the one is the only one with white wings. I guess time will tell [​IMG]
     
  9. kelidei

    kelidei ~*Dances with chickens*~

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    Quote:She's only 8 wks old but she should. I have 6 Red Star hens in the big coops that lay beautiful big brown eggs...and my recent order I added another four... of which Ruthie is one. I also ordered some Black Stars
     
  10. Eggcellent Adventure

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    I'm glad to see that the red sex links can have white feathers on the hens. We have 4 red star chicks that are only a week old, but their wing feathers are so white! I had always thought the red star hens were red and the roos were white and got a little scared there was a mix up. Maybe the coloring will change as they feather out more or maybe they'll just look like that beautiful photo of your hen! So pretty! We got our 4 from My Pet Chicken.
     

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