my Atwoods mystery chicks...really confused! LOL! (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sred98, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Hey all! I'm finally back online and almost all moved in to the new house. Here are my oldest babies. I've had them about 6 weeks, and they came from Atwoods, who get their chicks from Ideal.

    This first one is Bobby the barred rock. I think I just need to know if it is spelled Bobby or Bobbie. LOL! He came out of the heavy- straight run bin. I was happy he was a roo, but he is really the dumbest bird I have ever seen, so I don't really want his genes in my flock. If he is a boy, he will be dinner, and if a pullet, eggs only. I thought it was a roo when I got it, then, it's comb quit growing. Now, it seems to be getting bigger and more red, so maybe it is a roo? In the background is probably a red sex link. She came out of the pullet bin. She has some slight partridge markings on her wingtips and tail. She's really pretty, but not too friendly.

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    Here is my mystery roo. I knew he was a roo when I got him. He came out of the Heavy bin, but he is not. [​IMG] He is comparable in size to a lot of the chickens, but seems built like a game bird to me. When he was little, I was hoping for a dark cornish, with those yellow legs, but was really disappointed. I will be getting rid of him (too little to eat! LOL!) so I want to know what he is.

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    Here is the hen to the game roo. I think they are the same breed. They were identical when they were babies, except for the roo having a pink comb. She also came out of the Heavy bin. [​IMG]

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    This is Rudy. I believe she is a New Hampshire Red. She is too light to be a Rhode Island Red. She's a sweetie and one of the first ones to come running when I go out there. [​IMG] She isn't blind, I just got a pic of her blinking! ROFL! You can see a closer pic of the partridge tipped one that was in the first pic with the Barred Rock standing next to her.

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    The rest of the group are 2 buff orpingtons, and 2 sex-links. One that is red with white, and one that is buff with white. I think I got pretty lucky getting only one or two roos out of 9 chicks, and the roos were ones I intentionally got. I got 3 or 4 out of the pullets, and the rest out of the heavies.

    I am most interested in finding out what the game type pair are. Any ideas are welcome!

    Thanks for the help!

    Shelly
     
  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tink#1barred rock#2and#3Light Brawn Leghorn#4Production Red
     
  3. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I think 2 and 3 lok very much like my partridge rocks, but not if you said they are small. But that is what they look like to me [​IMG] I'm nt too much help...
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I would guess that your last one is a production red, not a NH red. My RIR and NH reds are from a hatchery, and they are very light for their breeds. My NH red is much lighter than the bird in the picture.
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Your barred rock looks like a male, judging by the lightness of his color. I don't know about the lightweight pair. I think the last one is a RIR. Looks just like the RIR's I got from McMurray last year. The first red one does too, actually. Mine had dark in their wings and tail for a while, that eventually grew out.
     
  6. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Thanks for the replies! I know they aren't the best pics, but y'all know how hard it is to get good pics of "teenagers" LOL! [​IMG]

    #2 and 3 wouldn't be bad if they were Leghorns, but they just look like some type of game bird to me. I am just going by the way they carry themselves. Their wings are low and their tails are high, but maybe that's what leghorns look like? I'm really not sure. If they are leghorns, then I will definitely keep them. [​IMG]


    #4, I just don't know. She is a darker color than the first red one with the barred rock, but not as dark as some of the RI I've seen. I thought maybe the one with the barred rock might be a production red. Either way, I got them for eggs, so that works out fine! LOL!

    Thanks!

    Shelly
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Most RIR's from hatchery are actually production reds.
     
  8. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    Oklahoma
    I was looking up the leghorns on Feathersite, and they have the large white earlobes. When will the earlobes show up on these birds if they are leghorns? Will it be after they mature?

    Shelly
     

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