School hatched eggs and we took 2 chicks home...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by idachick, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. idachick

    idachick In the Brooder

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    My daughters school class hatched a batch of eggs. We ended up taking 2 of the chicks home.
    We are new to chicken raising and this site has been so helpful!
    I need help identifying them.
    I am thinking the brown one is a hen RIR? And I have no clue with the white one.
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    Here is just the white chick. It has always been bigger than all the others who are the same age.
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    They are both 4 weeks, 5 days old.
    Thanks for everyone's help in identifying them!
     
  2. americanvalkyrie

    americanvalkyrie Songster

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    Hmmm my daughter's RIR was almost solid brick red by that age. I'm thinking maybe a partridge rock? As far as the white one... that's a really thick breast, so I want to say cornish cross. But I've never had meaties, so I could be totally wrong.
     
  3. idachick

    idachick In the Brooder

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    I think you might be right! Thanks for your help!
     
  4. lsg1007

    lsg1007 Songster

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    I agree with the cornish x. Seems too big through the breast to be a white rock. Perhaps the other is a light brown leghorn. A side shot of it would be helpful
     
  5. idachick

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    Here is a side view...
     
  6. Looks like a Welsummer. Brown Leghorn usually has a white ear lobe...Is that right? The ear lobe?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yeah, leghorns have white earlobes but you often can't see it until they're older. I can't really tell at this point, either Welsummer or brown leghorn. You'll either get terra cotta eggs or white eggs, and either way you'll get a LOT of them!

    I agree the white bird is big, but I don't think big enough to be a cornish cross. Legs aren't thick enough either. At four weeks my cornish cross were probably four pounds or so, I'm guessing twice as big as this bird. I'll go with white rock at this point.
     
  8. BlueCamas

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    I'd say you have a Welsummer and a Cornish Cross.
     
  9. bloom_ss

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    Either a Welsummer or Brown Leghorn for the one and the white one is a Cornish Cross.
     
  10. Buckhunter76

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    I'd say Welsummer and a White Rock, or Cornish Cross [​IMG]
     

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