Help with determining breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GingerluvsJasmine, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. GingerluvsJasmine

    GingerluvsJasmine Out Of The Brooder

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    My daughters class hatched 36 chickens. We adopted 2. Together we built a snake, rodent, and raccoon proof coop. I'm very proud of it and the fact that we made memories. So, I was worried about a post I read about the X breed and how short their lives are and how unhealthily they get. I don't want my daughter to experience that with these. I'm hoping for a better pet and care taking experience with a better breed of layers.
    Here is a photo of them at 2-3 weeks with their guard cat.

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  2. GingerluvsJasmine

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  3. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never expierienced cross breeds having short lives.
    They should be the same as any other chicken.
    It is only when you breed the brother/sisters together that you start getting probs,but you have nothing to worry about with those.
    Enjoy your new chooks![​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think OP's worried about having a cornish cross meat bird. I don't see that at all, but they're both looking pretty rooish to me, the red one more so than the white I guess. Do you have any way to find out what breeds there were? I'd say post pics again in a few weeks, but be prepared for a rooster. Are you able to keep roos where you live?
     
  5. GingerluvsJasmine

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    Dang! Dallas doesn't allow it. Fingers crossed for ladies!
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:This isn't a CornishX if that is what you meant by the X part in your question. Kind of looks like a mix, but she/he is so young.

    ETA: They don't look rooish to me yet. Just wait a little longer. Can you post more pics when they are all feathered out?
     
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  7. GingerluvsJasmine

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    Phew! Thanks for the good news regarding the Cornish hen. Newer pics on the way. Many thanks!
     
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  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Definitely boys. Sorry [​IMG]
     

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