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New To Chickens...I Know Theyre Purebred, But What?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GhostChicken, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. GhostChicken

    GhostChicken New Egg

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    I posted a message in the feeding section explaining more about this situation:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=48460

    Anyway, I picked these guys up at a feed store from their spring supply. They had 6-8 different breeds and the feed store told me that they were all hens but I'm not sure I buy that because how could they tell at 1-2 weeks of age when I bought them? They also could not tell me what breeds they were so I just picked two at random. Here they are at 6 weeks of age and I am hoping someone with more experience can tell me what breed they are/might be. My plan is to give them to a farm once they have fully grown and I would like to be able to provide as much info as possible on the chickens when it comes time to give them away. I realize that at this age, you might not be able to tell me much, but any info you can give me would be much appreciated and if you need any additional pics or close-ups of certain areas, please let me know, that'd be no problem. Thanks in advance for helping out a chicken newbie! Here are their pics. The first two pics are of the first chicken and the second two of the second chicken. They're little cuties! [​IMG]

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    -Jackie
     
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2008
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    u got hens!!!!
     
  3. kevin2010

    kevin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st barred rock or domonique couldnt tell not close enough pic dont know last good luck
     
  4. CoopDelisle

    CoopDelisle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look just like my barred rocks and Welsummers.
     
  5. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    The feed store orders their chicks from a hatchery. The hatchery sexes the birds before they are sent out. I bet you have enjoyed raising them. [​IMG]
     
  6. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All pullets. 1st two look like barred rocks. Don't know the other two. The hatcheries sex them as day olds.
     
  7. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, they look like my barred rocks and welsummers

    Here's a pic with 2 BR and 2 welsummers...also a SLW and one BA
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