Name that breed~

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Zukai09, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Zukai09

    Zukai09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! I got a few chicks but have no idea what breed they are! Maybe RIR?

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    This one is a bit darker than the rest though...
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    Thanks for any info! Honestly I want to get some speckled Sussex or a gold laced whyndottes so I'll probably sell a few of these ones! Super cute though!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Impossible to be sure at this age but I would say likely RIR.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Likely either Rhode Island Reds or Production Reds. From where did you get them?
     
  4. Zukai09

    Zukai09 Out Of The Brooder

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    I got these from tractor supply near me! They started chick days!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    If they came from a tractor supply they are likely Production Reds. Technically speaking, there's very little or no difference between hatchery quality RIRs and Production Reds as both of them lack the deep body, dark mahogany feathering, and profuse black tail feathering of heritage RIRs sold by reputable breeders. If they are female, they should be excellent layers for you. :eek:)
     
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Michael
     
  8. justavisitor

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    Any idea what breed this may be? Are there chicken "mutts"? When I asked the old-timer who gave them to me, he said "well, they're white and kindly speckled I reckon". :)
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    It looks like Cochin or Brahma mix (so yes you could call it a mutt).
     

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