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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sallyjayd, May 18, 2009.

  1. sallyjayd

    sallyjayd Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone HELP [​IMG] What breed are my chicks? How old? And are they good egg layers? I have 4 "egg layers" I sneeked them (my husband expected all meat) [​IMG] I bought them at tractor supplies. As excellent “layers” The big White and red one I bought 4/25, the black one, mallard duck, & the little white and red one I bought 5/1 & I bought the little red one 5/13 but she (little red) is half her size but has more tail feathers then middle white and red.

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  2. danielbrown

    danielbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one i'm not sure.
    The black one is a barred rock
    Middle size white & red is a red sexlink.
    little red is RIR or red sexlink
     
  3. sallyjayd

    sallyjayd Out Of The Brooder

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    Are these good egg layers?

    What does RIR stand for?

    Thanks
     
  4. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    1 Red sexlink
    2 Barred rock
    3 Red sexlink
    4 Rhode island or production red

    And yes, they'll all be very good layers for you.
     
  5. sallyjayd

    sallyjayd Out Of The Brooder

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    do the all look like girls?
     
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    sallyjayd Out Of The Brooder

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  7. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    the younger ones look 2 weeks or so, they have the beginnings of tail feathers and wing feathers. No more than three weeks, in my opinion. the bigger ones maybe closer to five weeks, give or take.
     

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