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Name that Breed...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LillyJanelle, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. LillyJanelle

    LillyJanelle New Egg

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    These are 2 chicks that my husband brought home from the feed store (god love him). They are 3 weeks old today, any ideas of what breed they could be?

    Thanks!!
    Lilly

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    It's so hard to get a non blurry picture of this chick... she (i think) doesn't stop moving lol she's all over the place and seems fearless.
     
  2. KBlue

    KBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The darker one looks like an EE that we had a while back. The lighter one....maybe a rhode island red?
     
  3. Theeggboxtoo

    Theeggboxtoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The dark one looks like an EE and the light one looks like a Red Star
     
  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first one looks like an EE. Does it have muffs?

    The second one isn't dark enough for a RIR chick. I'd say a safe bet is a red sex link.
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep a sharp eye out for dark red feathers on the shoulder of that dark chick. Looks like it may be a boy, but that may also be the flash reflecting off the down.
     
  7. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the 1st pic you can see the EE already has a pink tinge to his comb, so I vote he's a boy. Don't know on the other though...
     
  8. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    I want to know where you found a purple Easter Egger! Oh, wait, it's just the lighting. [​IMG] I'll guess Easter Egger and production red.
     
  9. LillyJanelle

    LillyJanelle New Egg

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    Thank you so much for all your help! The first one has fluffy cheeks, and I though I heard some strange peeping twice yesterday. Im not sure if im hearing a rooster in training or an argument between chicks (lol). The gold chick is very lively, and she pecks pretty hard, chickens and freckles :)
     
  10. Quiltslikecrazy

    Quiltslikecrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    #1 is an Easter Egger and #2 is a New Hampshire Red. I Have both breeds and are great birds!! [​IMG]
     

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