Mystery chicks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sarahs31, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm so excited and can't wait for the photo album that ya'll have been working on. In the meantime, I'm hoping someone can tell me if we are looking at White Leghorns or Lunch aka a broiler.

    A friend hatched some eggs for her daycare kids and we are the proud adoptive parents. She doesn't know the breed and I'm wondering what direction I need to take these almost 4 week old chicks.

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    This chicken stuff is so much fun!
     
  2. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    How old are the chicks in the picture?
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    They look to be leghorns.
     
  4. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cornish X was bigger than that at 4 weeks, I think...here's a pic for comparison (she wasn't free fed). Although it's zoomed in, I think she's bigger lol...so you prob have Leghorns. Just a newb opinion. [​IMG]

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  5. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    I kind of figured that they'd be Leghorns. Now I'll need to order some meat chickens. :eek:
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Actually i have a white rock that looks like that.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    here she is.....White Plymouth Rock

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  8. sarahs31

    sarahs31 Out Of The Brooder

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    I originally was leaning toward Leghorn, but another friend and I are in this chicken endevour together and she's had them this last week, telling me how "huge" they were...so then was thinking, awesome. Eaters! They just don't seem to be thick enough through the breast to be a broiler...The pictures are at 4 weeks.

    Time to rethink the game plan. [​IMG]
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    This is the white rock beside a barred rock of the same age. I got them as Day olds together. As you can see, she is much bigger than the barred. So i vote white rock [​IMG]

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  10. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah yes yes yes, that's right ~ White Rocks. I'll change my opinion to that. [​IMG] TY for reminding this newb!
     

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