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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ColbyNTX, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    I ordered 15 Red Broilers from Idea and they put in 10 packing peanuts. Do any of you have a clue what they could be other than white?[​IMG]

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  2. beth59

    beth59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I dunno, but how cute are they?!
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Conway SC
    Could be white rocks or Leghorns but they look a little too fat.
     
  4. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking through Ideal's list, most are sold out. Assuming these are Large Fowl and not Bantams, they can be one of the following in-stock breeds:

    New Hampshire
    Production Red
    Rhode Island Red
    Barred Rock
    Black Sex-link
    Ameraucana
    White Leghorn
    California White
    Ideal 236 (Leghorn)

    After looking at the images at MyPetChicken...
    Maybe? New Hampshire. Leghorns are lighter chicks, though, and these are pretty light.
    NOT - Production Red - see below
    NOT - Rhode Island - those are darker
    NOT - Barred Rock
    Probably not - Black Sex-link - they don't have an image, but the BLACK part makes it unlikely.
    NOT - Ameraucana - the legs are the wrong color
    Could be any of the Leghorns.

    Summary: I think New Hampshire or Leghorn, most likely Leghorn.
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Maybe cornish X
     
  6. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Pale,

    The dark ones are Red Broilers. The ones in question are the yellow chicks which will be white when they are grown. Welcome to the forum!
     
  7. JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom

    JoAnn_WI_4-H_Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am guessing leghorn roosters, as they would have a lot of them left over after sexing for the customer who want only egg-laying machine hens.
     
  8. PaleMelanesian

    PaleMelanesian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the welcome. I've been lurking for a while.

    I think I agree about them being Leghorns. I also agree that, being extras, they're most likely roosters.
     
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  9. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess is leghorn roos also.
     
  10. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Do any of y'all know how long it would take to grow a leghorn roo big enough to eat?
     

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