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Is my chick what I ordered?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by montverdechick, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered a mix of chicks, two of which were supposed to be RIR. I thought they were until I went to my local feedstore and they told me that the rust colored chicks they were selling were RIR. Well, mine are loight yellow with white wings (see attched pic). Am I wrong or are they?

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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    That's not a RIR. It should be a rust color like the feedstore said. Cute little thing, though!!
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Last year....I got my first RIR/Mix. There was 15 of them, and every one of them was little fuzzy balls of yellow. They are a pretty bunch now....dark reds and browns! I hope its a RIR for ya.

    This is one of the little yellow fuzzies all grown up!

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  4. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked on feathersite.com and they showed an Amerucana chick that was light yellow. So, maybe that is what it is. I thought all Amerucanas had the stripe down the back. I am so confused now. My cousins NH Reds were light yellow as well. I thought they were similar to RIRs. So, now my question is, is the following one a RIR or red sex link pullet?

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    Is this one an Amerucana?

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    And this one?

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    At least I know who my Dominiques are!! [​IMG]

    Thanks for any help.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The first one looks like a Rhode Island Red chick and the other two look to be Ameraucanas/Easter Eggers. I've never seen a completely yellow RIR chick. Below is a picture of two RIR chicks I hatched a few weeks ago, different colors, but still not yellow.
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  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    I don't think that first picture of the yellow peep is an ameraucana.
    Of the three pictures you posted, I can't say about the first, but the second picture of the peep with the eyeliner definately looks like one.
    The last peep with the mohawk is darling!
     
  7. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I'll just have to wait and see! I'm looking forward to the surprise.

    Thanks all for your feedback!
     
  8. montverdechick

    montverdechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After a bit of researching and speaking to the Ideal Poultry rep, Ibelieve my mystery has been solved! The white one is a white Amerucana (explains the blue legs!!). The other white one with blue legs is turning a buff color, they said it's a mottled buff Amerucana. The Red Sex Links also look alittle like young Amerucana chicks, but they have pink legs. So, they are now easy to tell apart. I'm so excited at the variety I've received. I took some pictures this morning to show what I'm talking about.

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    My 3 Amerucanas...

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    My buff Amerucana pullet

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    My white Amerucana pullet, Shelby.

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    One of my Red Sex Link pullets

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    One of my RIR pullets

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    And, one of my Dominique pullets. I love the mohawk look!
     
  9. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love everyones pictures. Hey Justusnak (Deb) your roosters features are so shiny! Did he just get a bath or what? His feathers are beautiful-I can just hear his hens saying "Oooh what kind of shampoo and conditioner do you think he uses" lol. Mary
     
  10. dave3877

    dave3877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you mix in a part of floating catfish food and a cup of pelleted rice bran it will give all your chickens a gloss in a . i use it to put weight on my flock during the winter months. 3-4 times a week with thier normal layer ration
     

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