RIR ????? Guess the chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cravenchicken, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. cravenchicken

    cravenchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Got this at the local flea market the guy said RIR It looks like a duck to me ??? Guinea maybe ??
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  2. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    looks like rir to me
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not a RIR. They dont have that widow's peak on the head like that. Could be a Welsummer or several other things. RIRs are a solid color. These chicks are RIRs.
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  4. porteryork

    porteryork Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It doesn't look like my RIR's. Here is a pic from about the same age.
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    Sorry about the quality. It was from our brooder (cat crate) and the babies are playing chase the chicken with the mealworm!
     
  5. jonbanks

    jonbanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know my rirs did not look anything like that and they definetly dont now, lol
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I don't think I've ever seen stripes on a RIR. Here are the ones that I hatched this season from my partner.

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  7. cravenchicken

    cravenchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Darn Speckledhen You are GOOD..Looked up Welsummer and sure enuff found a picture of my little chick
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  8. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I don't have any guesses, but i did notice that your baby has yellow legs and the babies in that pic have pinkish leggies... [​IMG]

    I am not a good breed guesser!! lol.... But that is a little cutie pie you have there!!
     
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  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Is that a trick of the light or does the baby have yellow legs? If yellow, could be a Brown Leghorn chick. So many are quite similar at that age.
     
  10. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    Quote:Darn Speckledhen You are GOOD..Looked up Welsummer and sure enuff found a picture of my little chick
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16800_welsummerchiks.jpeg

    looks like that to me too! I only thought rir cause I got some from farm and fleet that I thought looked like that, they had the stripes and were suppose to be rir too!! I think I was confused and maybe they were ee chicks??? It was a while ago.
    Maybe I have been looking at chicks too much lately!! I wanted to hatch more but DH said NO!!!!!!
     

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