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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenmama5677, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Chickenmama5677

    Chickenmama5677 Just Hatched

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    We were given six baby chicks and told they were Barred Rock. So I googled Barred Rock chicks and they did not look anything alike. Our little chicks were a pale yellow so I thought they might be Leghorns... I'm not sure how old they are but I'm guessing they were about 8-10 weeks old when we got them and we've had them for 8 weeks, so I think they are about 16-18 weeks old. I gave 2 to my sister so now we have 4 white chickens with red combs... i suspect they are all males, though.[​IMG]
     
  2. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could possibly be White Rock chicks, but without pictures it's impossible to say.
     
  3. Chickenmama5677

    Chickenmama5677 Just Hatched

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    I tried to post a picture but nothing happened, I'm new to posting on this page so I'm not sure how it all works yet.
     
  4. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At that age it'll be easy to tell with a few pictures. Breed and sex.
     
  5. Chickenmama5677

    Chickenmama5677 Just Hatched

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  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Those are Cornish Cross, an industrial meat bird. I'd guess slow grow strain based on the fact that they're still alive. Both are cockerels. It's rare for these to live more than a few years in the best case, and most will die from organ failure or cease walking prior to that. The best thing to do for these would be to butcher them or find someone who will.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree with QM, those are Cornish Cross cockerels.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha too
     
  9. Chickenmama5677

    Chickenmama5677 Just Hatched

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    Crap! My 9 year old is in love with one of them and he has decided to keep him forever! [​IMG]
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd find some white pullets about the same size "White Rocks or something" and switch em out one night.
     

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