Rainbow layer breeds?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by medawinks, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. medawinks

    medawinks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2012
    We picked a chick out of the bin at our local farm supply store from the Rainbow Layers pullets. We weren't really sure that raising chickens was something we could do, but after reading LOTS here, we decided to take the plunge, built a coop and now have 12 chicks. Some we bought from a local farm,and are fairly sure what breed they will be, but this little 5 week old Rainbow Layer could be so many things from all the pics I have seen. This farm supply store gets its chicks from Estes. Do you folks have any guesses as to what this might be? My kids ( 5 of them ranging from 15 to 7) are all excited about learning everything they can about their new pets and this one really appears to be a total guessing game, beyond whether or not they will have to part with it if it turns out to be a cockerel :)[​IMG]
  2. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2012
    South Alabama
    Im no good at guessin breeds since this is my first batch of chicks but it looks kind of like one of my golden comets. Not sure what a rainbow layer is tho so Im prolly wrong. Just my guess tho.
  3. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    Olympia, Washington
    this chick is only 5 weeks!? could you take some more pictures of comb, feet, and side profile. i think it would help people figure out if its a roo or pullet, and what breed even. looks pretty big to me to be a pullet but, i cant tell size very well from this picture
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I'm guessing some type of red sex-link pullet, but time will tell.

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