Packing Peanuts- What are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Badhbh, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I"m thinking RIR or some sort of production red.. they came as packing peanuts with my geese. Completely unexpected too. I REALLY hope they're not all boys [​IMG]
    They arrived on the 23rd, so they're about a week old, give or take.

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  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I don't know about RIR, mine didn't look like that. Mine didn't have white wing feathers at all. Not sure about the breed, I just don't think they're RIR.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They look like RIR/Production reds to me. The barring on the wings grow out eventually and they turn red as adults.
     
  4. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like RIR, or pro. reds/red star to me too. I think the general rule at hatcheries is to put extra roos in for packing pnuts, sorry [​IMG]
     
  5. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    OK, I'm still new, and when I read this "Packing Peanuts- What are they?" I immediately thought, "styrofoam knots used to ship things". Sorry, forgot they give baby chicks with geese. [​IMG] Guess I'm still learning. [​IMG] Steph
     
  6. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heheheh. You mean the things that I find in the washer filter every week because I have an 8 year old that's a packrat? Yeah I know those things. lol.
     
  7. Dotty

    Dotty Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like my two New Hampshire reds, a light red color with white or yellow on the wing & breast. Feathersite has a good chick photo. [​IMG]
     

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