Packing peanut chicks (Plymouth Rocks?)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by orionburn, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. orionburn

    orionburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We placed another order with Ideal back in the spring. The girls are all doing nicely, but I've been trying to figure out what the white packing peanut birds are that they included. I automatically assumed they were broilers, but their growth has been about the same as the other girls. We ended up with a pair of broiler chicks by mistake in the past and they grew so freakishly fast that now I'm starting to wonder if that's what these are. White plymouth rock perhaps??

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Well, if they didn't grow, "freakishly fast", then they are probably white rocks. Beautiful specimens. I had a white rock pullet that laid a big brown egg 4-5 times a week. She was a heavy gal.
     
  3. orionburn

    orionburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Even at this age (about 2 months old now) wouldn't their legs be much thicker if they were broilers? That's the one thing I remember the most about the broilers we had before - their legs were huge at an early age. I looked through Ideal's website again this morning to see what birds they offered in pure white. The only ones that I could come across were the broilers (cornish rocks), plymouth rocks and leghorns. Since they were fillers chances are they're going to end up being roos anyway.
     
  4. charlieschickens

    charlieschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they are both males and white plymouth rocks.
     
  5. charlieschickens

    charlieschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are both males and white rocks.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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  7. ruffles

    ruffles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are white rocks, look exactly like my three white rocks approximately two months old.
     
  8. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't want to ask a silly question, but could it be a leghorn? What is the difference between white rock & leghorn?
     
  9. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Quote:I agree also..
     
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Their body style is wrong for a leghorn. Leghorns are more slightly built while rocks are stockier. Also, their earlobes are wrong for a leghorn. Leghorns have white earlobes and rocks have red ones.
     

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