Identify the breed? Grocery chicken!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ClaireAjideh, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I thought I'd try a little experiment with some grocery store eggs. My local health food store sells fertile brown eggs and I put four in my "chickabator/mini dome incubator". Well, all four eggs developed to some degree. Egg 1 made it to day 5, egg two, around day 11, egg 3 pipped internally and died fully formed and egg 4 hatched! I am convinced that the poor hatch rate was due to the bad incubator, next time I'll use my RCOM 20 MAX. I checked out the website from the egg brand and I am pretty sure the hens are rhode island reds or red stars, but apparently the roosters are not. Chicken was born fluffy and yellow but with two or three tiny black patches of down. I dyed her pink at about two days old and you can see the contrast of the pink down and white feathers coming in. Also her feathers came in really scruffy, probably due to lack of nutrition of little chicken's mama rather than breed but that's just my guess.

    What kind of chicken is she?


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  2. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd say either a leghorn or a white rock. If it grows a large comb in about two weeks you know you've got a leghorn boy! (They develop *really* quickly)
     
  3. ClaireAjideh

    ClaireAjideh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know what color eggs she'll lay? She hatched out of a brown one :) If its a white rock then of course they'll be brown, but what if its half leghorn?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If it hatched out of a brown egg, from commercial farm, it will lay brown eggs. If it's half leghorn the brown will be lighter, but still some shade of brown. If it were from a backyard breeder who had an Easter egger rooster, there would be a possibility of green eggs, but I can't imagine a commercial operation keeping an EE rooster for any reason.
     

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