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Holy Cow overrun

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jjparke, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I ordered 2 RIR roo's from a local hatchery here and went to pick them up today. When I got there they handed me a box and said "we gave you a couple extra." I thought OK I'll just raise them for some meat. When I got home to put them in the brooder I found 24 in the box. So my question is they are all supposed to be RIR's but a couple have black striped down their backs and look like EE's. Can RIR roo chics have black stripes like that?
     
  2. Wifezilla

    Wifezilla Positively Ducky

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    You got a buy 2 get 22 free special???
     
  3. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    wow!!!!! got any pictures????
     
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    LOL I think that's the funniest thing I've ever heard! I hope you have enough brooder space for 24 roosters...

    More than anything, though, I hope some of them are sexed wrong and you've got a couple of pullets in there.
     
  5. mahen8622

    mahen8622 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a gooooregous RIR roo that was marked up like a quail almost he had lots of black markings on him and hes one of the prettiest roos ive seen... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] maybe im sayin that bc hes mine and i love him either way hes a beauty lol
     
  6. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    When I ordered last year from Ideal, part of the order was 2 RIR and 2 EEs. Both EEs looked like chipmunks and so did one of the RIRs. I thought they might have made a mistake and gave me three EEs, but come to find out it was a RIR.
     
  7. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

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    Pictures of my RIR chicks. Girls

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  8. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They're all RIRs.
     
  9. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Awesome deal...and very cute!
    ~Rebecca
     
  10. h_musick

    h_musick Out Of The Brooder

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    aw... i know your question was answered already, but i just wanted to say that those are so cute! good luck!
     

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