newbie breed help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ScaevolaVt, May 19, 2012.

  1. ScaevolaVt

    ScaevolaVt Hatching

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    Hi there-

    Just got my first three chicks from the local feed store. We were supposed to get a New Hampshire, a Barred Rock, and what they call an Araucana (though I know this will be an EE). They were all hatched 5/1/12. The problem is the BR, which is feathering out brown and and black. She/he has the beginnings of a single comb and black legs and beak. Here are a couple photos. Any ideas on what this little guy is? Or am I wrong, and this is just how BRs feather out?



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  2. mnferalkitty

    mnferalkitty Songster

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    My barred rocks feather out black and white. I don't know if this is a barred rock, and if its not I don't know what is
     
  3. texas75563

    texas75563 Songster

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    Black sex link pullet. Barred rocks and black sex links get mixed up all the time at feed stores and TSC. I paid for 8 black sex links from TSC. I got 8 barred rocks.
     
  4. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    As the others said, Black Star.
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

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    Is the NH red in the first pic's background? If so, it's not a NH Red. The others are as stated, EE pullet and a Black sex link pullet.
     
  6. rthomp11

    rthomp11 Hatching

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    The brown one is the Araucana. The Black one will be the Barred Rock. I have about 30 Araucana's and they all started out with the brown heads and feathers.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    No barred bird in those photos. Black sex link is your best bet, as stated. They're great birds, good layers.
     
  8. ScaevolaVt

    ScaevolaVt Hatching

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    Black Sex Link, huh? Good to know. Yes, the brown one is the EE - it started out as a chipmunk. The one that is supposed to be a NH started out yellow and now has that brown that I figured would get redder - do you think it's something else?

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  9. BlueCamas

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    It's probably a Production Red or Red sex-link.
     

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