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Stocking Stuffer ID?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MerleMice, May 24, 2016.

  1. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got four unidentified extra chicks in my McMurray order that hatched April 25th. They have yellow legs and are white/a light peachy color. They are growing faster then the other birds I ordered, and I am interested in knowing what they are in case I want to order some in the future. I am leaning toward male red Stars?

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  2. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They may be broilers/meat chickens. The way they look and the fact that they're growing much more quickly than the others may indicated Cornish Cross chickens - you'd have to eat them at some point soon (around 12-15wks or so, I believe) as soon as they weigh around 5lbs you can butcher them. I could be wrong about what they are, though. :)
     
  3. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had also initially thought broiler, but they aren't as, shall we say, ugly, as other broilers I've seen, imo.
     
  4. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Birds are about 7 weeks now, and I just wanted to update this. They are all a peachy color with differing amounts of red on the wings, all appear male. I think my initial guess of red star males was likely correct!

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    I will try to remember to get pictures before butcher day, but there are a lot of adult examples on Google for anyone interested.
     

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