Help Supposed to be RIR NOT!!! Are they Isa browns???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicknfishn, May 18, 2011.

  1. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    SW Washington State
    I bought what were supposed to be pure Rhode Island Red hatching eggs at an auction. This is what hatched out.[​IMG] At first I thought that they were just mutt chicks, but now I think that they may be sex link Isa Browns? I believe that there is one RIR with the brown feathering appearing on the wing feathers. Can anyone help me with Identification?[​IMG]

    I also have previously hatched Easter Eggers and the chipmunk stripe threw me and then I realized that I had not hatched any EE in this batch of chicks.
    I believe that the girls are on the left and the boys on the right and a possible lighter slightly buff colored questionable roo that keeps going back and forth between the 2 groups.


    There is one chick that is larger and has very lightly muted red but I am thinking that that may be a roo. It is the one just going over to the left where I think that the girls are.


    The same possible roo now on the extreme right in front.


    Same possible roo in middle back right.

    Whoever sold me these eggs really messed up my hatching system. I also hatched Light Sussex and Delawares in this batch and now I am even second guessing what I could tell before about identifying these 2 breeds. If I had known I would have seperated the eggs during hatching.[​IMG]
  2. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    lexington, KY
    they are probably 2nd generation sex link. Please post again when they are feathered out. I am very interest in the striped ones. They appear to have the sliver gene and no red at all. I suspect the rest will have some red on their front ends, but maybe not much.
    very pretty little guys.
  3. llaaadyel

    llaaadyel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Lower NY
    The only one that looks a little like a RIR is the one in the front in the first picture. The rest are definately not. I would agree on sex link. Sure are cute though.
  4. chicknfishn

    chicknfishn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2010
    SW Washington State
    Yes they are cute. [​IMG]

    Its hard for me to believe that someone would sell these as pure RIR. I would have liked to know that they were sex link as I then could have put the eggs in a seperated divider in the incubator. Now I am second guessing even my Delwares. Is it a Delaware or a white sex link? Both have orange feet/legs. The sex link that are completey white seem to have more black earlier on their wings. I am finding possibly more sex links in the brooder than what I posted in the pictures.

    These will probably get sold or taken to the auction as I have enough other chicks that are purebred to raise up.

    Thanks for the help!![​IMG]
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    In a few weeks, you'll be able to tell more, but you are right about one thing. Only one is even close to RIR. I seriously doubt the second generation of ISA Browns. Someone might have, by accident or on purpose, made some sex links, however.
    I'm sure there will be some very fine chicks, but certainly not what was advertised, that is for sure.
    Last edited: May 18, 2011

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