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New Birds.....what are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken-owner-31, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got two new birds today. (I already had two hens that I *think* are white plymouth rocks.) Anyway, the only thing I could find on the internet that matched these is an industrial meat chicken referred to as a "Ross." (I have no clue....just repeating what I read!) I know that these two initially came from a chicken farm, and have been running around in a stable for the past several months. I have never heard of a Ross, so just wanted some opinions!

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    And here are my two that I believe are white rocks:
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    Thanks for the input!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    How old are each of the birds and how big (how much do they weigh) are they? This will help us determine if they're actually meat birds.
     
  3. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue how old the first two are. I do know that all four came from local chicken farms.....but I don't know if they are meat or egg layers. The last two hens are about 6-7 months old.

    As far as weight goes......I would guess that the rooster is somewhere around 6-7 pounds. The hens are probably around 4-5. They are pretty big! I will go and get a reference picture to show how tall they are.

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  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look a heck of a lot like my 2. and i cant figure out what they are either. I know mine are a mix though. here's the pic
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  5. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine sure do look like yours! I wouldn't be surprised if mine were a cross either. I just don't know enough about chickens to even guess a cross! Haha! I am just going off of what little info I know and what I've been told.

    Here are some (abliet bad) size refernce pics. My hands are a bit on the small side, but it shows the size of my hens.....they are huge to me!

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    And the new ones I just got today...that is a yard stick.....

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  6. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like cornish and white rock cross. We use them for 4-H broilers. Make great meat birds.
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Wow, they are big! Maybe they are breeders used to make the jumbo Cornish crosses?
     
  8. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tuper, you birds look like the Cornish cross meat birds. They will usually get so big they have problems walking and then die.

    Linck, your cockerel may be a Leghorn. Not sure on the pullet, she looks like a mix of some sort.
     
  9. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're Cornish Rocks, they look just like mine.
     
  10. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So all 4 of them look like Cornish Rocks? (The two with the smaller combs I know are younger than the other two.) AND they are going to get too big for their feet and die? [​IMG]

    The rooster already walks with a hitch in his get-along. When do I know when they are in too much pain? I don't think I could snap their necks when the time comes. Do vets euthanize chickens? (I sound silly as all heck don't I?) This makes me sad!
     

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