Red ranger isn't so red ...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by srenrut, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. srenrut

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    We are on our second batch of red rangers as meat birds. One of them would look like a red ranger if I were color blind. He's the same size and shape/proportion (as far as we can tell). They're all approximately 5 1/2 weeks old. Any ideas what we may have here?
     
  2. jaymeellis06

    jaymeellis06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red sex link cockerel maybe?
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Definitely a little cockerel.........closest guess I would have is a red sex link. He seems to be keeping pace on growth with your meaties.....
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Which hatchery did you get them from? Would help narrow possibilities
     
  5. srenrut

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    They came from Murray McMurray Hatchery. They believe he may be a phoenix but I couldn't find phoenix photos that look like him.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I would also guess Red Sex-Link. However, he is heavier in body than Red Sex-Links are, so I'm not sure.
     
  7. srenrut

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    Could he be a genetic "whoopsie," like blue lobsters? Or do chickens not work that way?
     
  8. KW Farms

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    Possibly a color mutation.
     

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