TSC chicks.bin not labeled...any ideas?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenni22776rn, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got these little girls yesterday..bin was not labeled....was told possibe sex links...I wanted laying hens..not meat birds...found out they had tetra tints new to the store...any ideas? They seem larger then the other australorps I got.....
     
  2. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they look like TSC's tetra-tints..which is a mixed breed specifically for TSC...
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If those chicks grow at a tremendous rate and consume twice the food of the other chicks, you'll know they are meat birds.
    If their rate of growth is consistent with your other chicks, you'll know they are not. At 5-6 weeks, their sex will be much more obvious.
    So, time will tell the story.
     
  4. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    If those chicks grow at a tremendous rate and consume twice the food of the other chicks, you'll know they are meat birds.
    If their rate of growth is consistent with your other chicks, you'll know they are not. At 5-6 weeks, their sex will be much more obvious.
    So, time will tell the story.

    Would they sell them as layers..knowing they were meat birds? I do not want meat birds.....ugggg!​
     
  5. rancher hicks

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    Considering they don't mark the bins and sell meat birds why would you take the risk?
     
  6. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I saw that link...do you know what they were mixed with? Are they considered meat birds? I really wanted layers...we don't do meat birds....I don't have the heart to have meat birds! They are a little bigger then the australorps..when I called the store and asked them...they said they were selling them as sex links but they did not come labeled...uggg! Any information on tetra tints? never have heard of them before!
     
  7. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Well this was my first time ever buying chicks..I asked what I thought to be all the correct questions..such as are they meat birds or layers.....and the other bins were labeled...I was not even thinking meat birds until I posted the pix and was told they look like meat birds....they had a picture on the bin showing sex links...and the girl said that was what they were selling them for...so I took the risk...what can I say..next time I will know!
     
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  8. Momagain1

    Momagain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I saw that link...do you know what they were mixed with? Are they considered meat birds? I really wanted layers...we don't do meat birds....I don't have the heart to have meat birds! They are a little bigger then the australorps..when I called the store and asked them...they said they were selling them as sex links but they did not come labeled...uggg! Any information on tetra tints? never have heard of them before!

    Tetra tints are not considered meat birds...


    I dont see them as australorps as mine are black...
    sex links?? dont think so...
     
  9. jenni22776rn

    jenni22776rn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think I saw that link...do you know what they were mixed with? Are they considered meat birds? I really wanted layers...we don't do meat birds....I don't have the heart to have meat birds! They are a little bigger then the australorps..when I called the store and asked them...they said they were selling them as sex links but they did not come labeled...uggg! Any information on tetra tints? never have heard of them before!

    Tetra tints are not considered meat birds...


    I dont see them as australorps as mine are black...
    sex links?? dont think so...

    [​IMG] Sorry I also got 3 of this little guys...
    I am glad to hear that..not being meat birds! I have found just a few things about that breed...they are cute little girls whatever they are!
     
  10. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Within a week, you'll know for sure. The meat chick's rate of growth is uncanny. Be prepared NOW to find someone in your area wanting meat bird chicks. There will be folks who do.
    Just be prepared for the real possibility and you'll be fine.

    Even when you really, really know what you are doing, TSC can be a chaotic place to be sure you're getting pullets. Sex Link pullets are bred for a reason. If in doubt get red sex links. They are extremely easy to spot.
     

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