This is the "exotic"chick the hatchery gave me...what is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sunkistfarm, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. sunkistfarm

    sunkistfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Mcmurray hatchery included a free "exotic" chick with my order. any ideas what kind it is and boy or girl?
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  2. Lensters

    Lensters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your exotic chick appears to he a Production Red. [​IMG] It is too young (I'm guessing 6-7 weeks old) to say for sure but I'd guess it is a pullet.
     
  3. sunkistfarm

    sunkistfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't find that on their website. Is it a real breed?
     
  4. fiberart57

    fiberart57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're called Red Stars or Red Sex Links. Congratulations - many of the packing peanuts turn out to be roosters. You have an excellent laying pullet.

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  5. sunkistfarm

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    Wonderful...glad it is a girl. Loves to be held. She belongs to my 6 year old who is afraid of roosters since the BR went after her a few months ago.
     
  6. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i think it is a hen
     
  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    What a nice surprise. They are good layers. I have two black stars and I get an egg from each a day. [​IMG]
     
  8. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's a RIR, not a Sexlink/Red Star/Production Red ect.
    It's just way to dark of a red IMO
     
  9. mamabigbird

    mamabigbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like my Production red pullets but mine have grey legs. HMMMM, wonder what they really are?

    OOPS ... I was just checking on the girls and my red pros do have yellow legs. It's my black same age girls that have the grey legs.
     
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