TSC mystery chicks...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DCS, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was at good Ol' Tractor Supply last week, and figured I'd pick up a few, hoping for at least a couple of pullets. I have lousy luck so far, so I'm only hoping for a few... there was a tub of Barred Rocks, so I got 3 of those, a couple of light yellow ones that I HOPE are BOs, and a tub of dark colored chicks. This last variety I cannot guess, and are hoping you all can help. These chicks have (or had - they're a week old now) yellowish tummies, black legs, and random white spots on their faces. Here are some pics:

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    Any ideas?

    AND... to make matters worse, I was traveling to a different part of the state today, and on the way home, just _happened_ to stop for a lemon slush at Sonic, and there just _happened_ to be another TSC at that exit. Not that I planned it or anything.

    They had a delivery of chicks arrive that very day, and were only marked "assorted reds." There appeared to be several varieties in the tub - the dark RIRs were definitely there, but I was hoping for NHs. There were also several lighter ones, and some with banding. So, knowing my rooster luck, I picked up 6. Any ideas on what they are? NHs? RIR? Something else? They sure are cute...

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    Danielle (who might just be a little addicted to fluffy butts! )
     
  2. HippieHomesteader

    HippieHomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    The ones with the chipmunky stripes look like my red sex-links. They are so adorable!!!
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    the red and white one in the top of the first pick were marked RIR at the TSC here last week but they dont look like my RIR when they were chicks.
     
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  4. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh- red sex-links would be great! I guess we'll see as they grow up. They are really cute!

    But what is the black chick at the top??
     
  5. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    They are all very cute [​IMG] The black ones look like black australorps to me...
     
  6. DCS

    DCS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I recounted, and while I thought I had 3 barred rocks and 3 black chicks, I actually have 4 barred rocks and only 2 of the black ones.

    Thanks for the australorp tip - they could be australorps... they are on the TSC list. It also occured to me that they might be jersey giants, but those weren't on the list...

    (I am SO excited about red sexlinks! )
     
  7. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    I'm thinking the blacks are australorps, judging by the pinkish white toes, and their black and yellow markings.
     

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