Rhode island red chick Feathering in white-- updated w 7 wk old pic

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jcatblum, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chick hatched out with a stripe going down it's back & was a little lighter than others. Now wing feathers are coming in white or perhaps a shade of white. I have heard of white rhode islands. Do they come from 2 red rhode islands ever? This is the only chick the rest are normal rir.
     
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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Hard to say without more details, and no photos.

    Where did the eggs come from? Do you own the roo and hen from whence they came?
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I agree with Fred, post a pic and remember anything is possible.

    Nate
     
  4. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The Rhode Island Red and the Rhode Island White are two completely different breeds.

    Where did you get the eggs, if they are from you birds where did you get the birds?

    Chris
     
  5. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using the photobucket app my phone so posting pics is challenging!! Took pic of it with another chick from the same batch the wing kept washing out in the pictures since it is so light The chick came from mt healthy hatcheries. I know hatcheries make mistakes but this chick appears the same as the rir except the coloring. It had the 3 stripes on it from the day we got it. My daughter thinks it is the best chick we received of course

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  6. DinosRBirds

    DinosRBirds Hunted by Moonlight

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    that didn't work............................
     
  7. jcatblum

    jcatblum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally got the pics to work! Hope someone has a guess!!!
     
  8. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Not a clue. But it deffinately is not a RIR. [​IMG]
     
  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Its not a Rhode Island Red or a Rhode Island White.
    Looks to be a Rhode Island Red cross, maybe a sex-link.

    Chris
     
  10. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one thats lighter looks like my cinnamon queen at that age. I'd say they put a sex link in there. It happens.
     

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