Should I expect eggs or meat?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by NewToTheFlock, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. NewToTheFlock

    NewToTheFlock Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell what kind of chick this is? 5 were added to my order of Silver Sebrights for warmth. My guess would be a Red Broiler.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X2, some sort of production red, maybe RIR roos as dark as it is, if you know what hatchery they came from you may be able to figure it out.
     
  3. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little too dark to be a red broiler... Looks like a Rhode Island red to me.
     
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  4. NewToTheFlock

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    They were from Ideal Poultry. Almost 4 weeks old. Would rather have the eggs. Not too much into the butchering thing. That being said, I really hope they are hens.
     
  5. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    If they came as extra chicks for warmth, they are probably production red cockerels. Broilers and pullets are usually too valuable to give away.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Production Reds.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Production Red. If it is a pullet (most extra chicks are cockerels), expect lots of large brown eggs!
     
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  8. NewToTheFlock

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    I got 5 so maybe I'll get lucky with one of them. I was already expecting to have to get the boiling pot out for them. It wouldn't hurt to add a hen to my Brown Leghorn and Dominique flock though.
     

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