Trying to determine the breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by timruck, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. timruck

    timruck New Egg

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    I bought my first chickens from tractor supply. I did not know or care what breed they were as we just wnated to try raising chickens at the time. Now the whole family is hooked and we would like to know the breed and understand more abour the birds. The pictures are below.
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  2. Sandstorm495

    Sandstorm495 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first three pictures are almost certainly Red Stars, and the bottom picture is most likely a Leghorn.
     
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  3. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white one looks like my white plymouth rocks.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The birds in the top three photos are Red Stars, also known as Red Sex-links. The last bird is most likely a White Rock, as its earlobes are red (leghorns have white earlobes) and its build is somewhat stocky.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The red ones looks like some sort of red sex links, in the TSCs around here they are sold as Red Stars, Golden Buffs, or Golden Comets, they may also have been called Production Reds. With the white earlobes, smaller comb, and cobby body I am going with White Plymouth Rock on the last one.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The red hens are red sex links and I'm thinking a white rock for the pretty white hen. Are you getting all brown eggs?
     
  7. timruck

    timruck New Egg

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    95% of the eggs are brown the others are light brown or speckled. None are just white. But I also have one Cornish cross.
     
  8. bbishop

    bbishop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red sex links I have 28 of those they are good layers [​IMG]
     
  9. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bottom one isn't a Leghorn, she has defined red ears. She's a White Rock. The rest, I have a red chick that I'm trying to pick which breed he is, I'm no good at the non marked, mostly solid red birds!
     

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