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Rhode Island Red Chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowcreekfarm, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. willowcreekfarm

    willowcreekfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We got an assortment of chicks and I originally thought that the redish ones were Rhode Island Reds. But now that they are 1 week old and starting to grow wing feathers I am seeing some brown markings on the wings. Is this how Rhode Islands start? I figured when the feathers started coming in they would be the solid red coloring, so I am wondering if I am wrong about this breed. Does anyone know what breed these chicks are (just the red ones in the photos)?

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They look pretty normal for RIR. Cute as can be. Did you get them from a hatchery?
     
  3. willowcreekfarm

    willowcreekfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, we got the rainbow pullet assortment from Meyer Hatchery. I can't wait to have a variety of egg colors!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They look like some type of red bird. They go through this brown/red juvenile plumage, then color out to a solid red. I think they're this color when they're young cause it would help them hide from predators better!
     

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