Mystery chicks from Atwoods

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WichitaKidd, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. WichitaKidd

    WichitaKidd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picked up a few chicks from our local Atwoods store. One of their boxes of chicks weren't labeled as to what they were. So far the folks I've asked have suggested maybe a new hampshire, production red, orphington or JPC (just plain cute). Not even sure they are the same breed. The chicks supposedly were hatched the same day, but chick #1 is quite a bit larger than chick #2.
    Anyone have a guess as to what they might be? Thanks.

    Mystery Chick #1
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    Mystery Chick #2
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    They look a little like the packing peanuts that came in my Ideal order:
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    They look something like this now:
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    I think they're PRs.
     
  3. WichitaKidd

    WichitaKidd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that Atwoods got their chicks from Ideal so PR's would make sense. As long as they're good egg layers I'm cool with it.
     
  4. tntblake

    tntblake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the bottom on is a PR but I am not sure about the top one. The top looks like it has some grey or blueish colored fuzz? Or is that just the lighting?
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there any way we can get a picture of these little guys from above? I think I see back markings on the second chick. If it does have the caramel colored chipmunk stripes, it's a little Red Sex Link.

    Your older birds are definitely Production Reds, though most likely male if they were packing peanuts.
     
  6. WichitaKidd

    WichitaKidd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some updated pictures I took this weekend.

    Mystery chick #1:
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    All of the feathers are coming in light brown. Feathers on the top of the wings are a light gray. Rest of the fluff feathers are a light reddish brown. Thinking this one might be new hampshire. Still not sure.

    Mystery Chick #2:
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    Feathers are coming in black & white. Has a small patch of black on the top of the head. Rest of the fluff is mainly yellow with tints of reddish brown. I agree that this one is likely a PR.

    Both appear to be growing faster than the 2 australorp chicks I bought at the same time.

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    Thanks for the help in trying to figure this out.
     
  7. tntblake

    tntblake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been my experience that the production breeds always feather in and grow faster than other breeds.
     
  8. BamaProud

    BamaProud Out Of The Brooder

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    Production Red Male chicks
     
  9. WichitaKidd

    WichitaKidd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mystery chicks continue to change on a daily basis. It's amazing how different they look this weekend compared to last weekend. Here are a few pics I snapped today. So far the general consensus seems to be they are Production Reds & that they are both males. Wanted to see if everyone's thinking is still the same? Hopefully the pics are more helpful this time. I shut the red brooder light off when I took pics this time so the color would be more accurate.

    Mystery Chick #2:
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    Feathers are turning more brown & less white which is the opposite of what they were a week ago.

    Mystery Chick #1:
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    Feathers are coming in pure reddish brown.

    Here are both birds together. Wondering if I have a 1 male & 1 female? Or are they different breeds?
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    So far I'm enjoying this new hobby. Can't wait until the rest of my chicks arrive later this month.

    Edited: Ooops. I mislabeled them. It's correct now.
     
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