Packing peanuts

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wildflowers, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. wildflowers

    wildflowers In the Brooder

    Nov 23, 2008
    So it was obvious who was our packing peanuts when we first got our chicks. They will be 5 weeks on Monday and we are noticing that there is quite the difference between them. They all looked the same when we got them, nice yellow color and going by what someone else got, it look like we got Buff Orpintons. Some of obvious roos, but there are a few that don't look like roos at all. So I am wondering, maybe they are different breeds? Or maybe we got some pullets mixed in with our packing peanuts?
    These are some pics of one that looks like a roo, they seem to be much more scraggly, still have a decent amount of fluff and funky feathers.


    and the other ones seem to have feathered in much nicer, and don't have as obvious combs and wattles that are pretty pale



    so thoughts? I know our red sex links have matured at a different rate, one has pretty red comb and wattles at 16 weeks but the others are very slowly following behind. But with there being such a distinct difference between them? We got 7 packing peanuts and out of that 7 it looks like 3 of them are pullets, or at least don't have the comb/wattles
  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    First 2 pics are roo, rest are pullets. Look like BOs to me.
  3. eastTNchick

    eastTNchick Songster

    Apr 29, 2008
    Decatur, TN
    Quote:That's what I was going to say.
  4. cristy17

    cristy17 Songster

    I also got those "packing peanuts" and thought some were pullets. As of this moment, all turned out to be roos. 4 out of the 5 have all met the "Frozen tundra" of my basement. Delicious!!

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