My " packing peanuts"

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by OneCrazyStitchChick, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. OneCrazyStitchChick

    OneCrazyStitchChick Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered 6 Americaunas and received 18 hatchlings. Six are very different looking, so I know they are the Americaunas or Easter Eggers and the other twelve are brown and black, all looking relatively alike. I don't know if they are male or female??? They were hatched May 25th. Is it too early to tell? Thanks for any info. Peg
     
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brown birds are Rhode Island Red roosters. The white and black Easter Egger is also a rooster.

    You could post pics of all of the Rhode Island Reds just to make sure they're all roosters before you eat or give away or sell them. Usually the packing peanuts are roosters, but not always. [​IMG]
     
  3. OneCrazyStitchChick

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    Here is another picture I took today, not sure you can see much from this one.
     
  4. Magic Birdie

    Magic Birdie Overrun With Chickens

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    probably RIR or NHR
     
  5. OneCrazyStitchChick

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    Here is another.
     
  6. OneCrazyStitchChick

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    Last one of my pix from today.
     
  7. OneCrazyStitchChick

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    Oh, I'm so disappointed. I wanted to keep them all, but if they are roos I guess I can't. I don't have the heart to kill them so I'll have to find someone who wants them. Thank you for replying. Peg
     
  8. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Im sorry yes, those are roos the percentage of a hatchery sending any pullets as packing peanuts are slim but it happens. I don't see any pullet RIR though in your photos:(
     
  9. teeville5

    teeville5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. They look to be RIR roos. [​IMG] Sorry.
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of the Rhode Island Reds I can see are roosters. Sorry. [​IMG]

    But, all of the Easter Eggers are pullets, except for the black and white rooster. I love the coloring on the two EE pullets in pic 2. They're so pretty! [​IMG]
     

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