Received From A Friend

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by twsfarm, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. twsfarm

    twsfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 6 chicks from a friend who was taking Easter photos. She got them out of the assorted breeds bin. Not sure of the breeds and age of the chicks. I have 3 of one breed and 3 of another.

    Breed 1: Maybe leghorns?

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    Breed 2: The red/brown ones with white wings.

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    If someone can please help me figure out the breed and age of these chicks I will be most appreciative.

    Also if you know what gender.

    Thanks!
    Josh
     
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  3. gcbsmommy

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    I am new at this, but the reddish ones are so light, I think they might be red sex links. Hope someone knowledgable comes along and helps you! [​IMG]
     
  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

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    I would say Leghorn would be a good guess for the white ones. The others look like female red sex links.
     
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  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the white ones look like meat birds, yellow ones looks like gold sexlinks

    if the white ones are meat birds, they will get huge fast, and eat alot.
     
  6. twsfarm

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    Are you calling breed 2 the yellow ones? There are some Buff Orpingtons mixed in the breed 2 pictures which I got from a local hatchery.

    I'm not as familiar with meat birds. I wonder if they could be the same age as the other chicks? About a week.
     
  7. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the yellow/red ones with white wings.

    if they are meat birds they will quickly outgrow the others the same age. At 2 weeks old, mine where about the size of my month old chicks (2-3 times the size of "regular" ones the same age)
    They are usually the only white chicks my TSC gets in, unless they get a few in their pullet or bantam assortment.
     
  8. twsfarm

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    Supposedly the lady got these from another local hatchery but it could have been TSC.

    So far the general consensus is that the yellow/red chicks are sex links of some kind. That's good to hear since we want pullets (unless I'm confused on which color is which gender). Unfortunately the breeder I got the BOs from doesn't sex so we will see what we got later.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  9. farmerChef

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    red/gold sexlink males are solid white.
     

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