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TSC Mess Up

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by outdoorpodcast, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2012
    So about 4 weeks ago I went to TSC with my little boy and we decided to pick up some chicks. This is the first time we've raised chicks and felt it was a nice project to add to our Chicken Husbandry skills. They only had 1 bin of chicks and it had a sign that read Red Pullets which can be a mixture of RIR, New Hampshires or Red Sex LInks from my understanding. I confirmed with the teenager these were Reds and he said yes, heres the sign to prove it.

    So the feathers started coming in and they have white feathers and are definitely not red pullets of any kind. Can anyone help me ID these chickens. They are about 4 weeks old.


  2. bigchiefhoho

    bigchiefhoho Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    How big are they? I have several cornish rocks (meat birds) that look very much like that, so if they're BIG (like a couple pounds), then you might have had the bad luck to get meat birds by accident.
  3. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    Hmm...yeah, they might be meat birds, but I don't think they look stocky/chunky enough. How old are they? Cornish Cross birds get HUGE at just a few weeks old. I still don't think they look big enough. They actually look pretty slim, so I would guess white leghorns.
  4. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    I'd call up the store and see if they kept a record of which types they ordered. I got my chicks from a TSC, and the only white breed were the cornish rock meat birds, like bigchiefhoho guessed.
    I was lucky enough to get some actual red pullets.
  5. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2012
    Yeah they are about the size of a pigeon so they don't seem too big to me but I've only bought pullets at 8 weeks and have no experience with chicks before. The crazy thing is that the sign in the empty bin next to these said cornish rocks. I've been feeding them chick starter for the last 4 weeks.
  6. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    At 4 weeks old, meat birds would be HUGE! I'm seconding the guess of white leghorns!
  7. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2011
    I would put my vote on White Plymouth Rock. Their bodies aren't really right for Leghorns, and they don't carry their tails correctly for that breed. Plus, they seem to be growing at the rate of one of the heavier dual-purpose breeds would. But no as fast as a Cornish Cross.
  9. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 3, 2012
    They look like my 4week old White Plymouth Rocks.
  10. outdoorpodcast

    outdoorpodcast Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2012
    I just called the TSC where i bought them and they were not helpful at all. The first girl told me they were probably cornish rocks but also told me they are egg layers. She then put me on the phone with the manager who told me she knew nothing about chickens and I was SOL because she had no clue what I bought.

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