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I thought he was a BO

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RitzHomestead, Apr 2, 2015.

  1. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have multiple chicks that are 8 weeks old now and I thought a majority of them were BO's but as they got older some of the chicks turned a little darker than the BO's especially around the neck and then grew these black spots all around the neck. Any idea what breed I know its not a good picture but it is all I got.


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  2. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Honestly, looking at the size, I'd call that a red broiler.
     
  3. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a couple girls that look close to this too, are they decent egg layers?
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I think your right.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Red Broiler to me, or possibly a large Production Red. From what I've heard (I've never actually raised them), Red Broilers have a greater chance of living long and therefore laying eggs than commercial Cornish Cross broilers, but that is not the purpose they were necessarily bred for.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree. It looks like a Red Broiler.
     

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