Introduction and a question...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by layinn, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. layinn

    layinn New Egg

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    I have a backyard flock of 8 older hens and 3 baby chicks. I've had chickens for over a year now, and really love it. My little establishment is called: Lay Inn.

    The three baby chicks I bought were marked as Rhode Island Reds, but only the one seems to be. The other two are quite light. I'd like another opinion though! [​IMG] The two light ones I'm almost certain are pullets. The darker one, which seems to be the only Rhode Island Red, I'm not sure of. If anyone knows what breed the lighter two are, that would really help!


    Many thanks!!

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    The darker one...

    And the lighter two...

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  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. N F C

    N F C gobble gobble Premium Member Project Manager

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    Your birds look like Red Sex Links to me. Those are a hybrid (RIR crossed with a white breed) and are marketed under several names. They are wonder producers of large brown eggs and are curious, friendly birds (at least our 3 are).

    Enjoy your flock and if you have any questions, feel free to ask.
     
  4. Chicken Hound

    Chicken Hound Out Of The Brooder

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    welcome I have a few like that, got them from an old man that was thinning his flock. Funny looking but good layers, he called them red,s or production birds, Good luck Merry Christmas,
     
  5. layinn

    layinn New Egg

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    Thank you! Would you say all three of them are girls?
     
  6. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    I would say that at least the darker one is a Production Red (hatchery quality Rhode Island Red). The lighter ones may be Production Reds too, or Red Sex-Links.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Your chicks look like Production Reds to me.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Pretty Production Reds! What cutie pies!
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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