Two and a half weeks old Rainbow layers. What are they?? Please look

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mbleily, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have new pictures of the 6 or so chicks I can't decide what breed they are. I have taken a lot of picture so I have put them on my blog. I would love in put on what you all think they are. I got them at Meyers so they have to be on their list of chicks. I am really stumped about a couple of them. Please look.
    Thanks.
    Micki
    http://www.bleilysgems.com/Chickens/
     
  2. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    My guesses are:

    1) some type of sex link, I think Meyer's light one is caled "Golden Buff"

    2) the one with more white on her face and belly is definitely a Black Australorp or a Black Jersey Giant. The darker one, not sure. Maybe Black Sex Link (Star)?

    3) no idea but that's an awfully big comb!! I think Leghorns have big combs even as chicken, maybe that's it?

    4) Delaware

    5) Golden Laced Wyandotte

    6) Silver Laced Wyandotte

    7) ??? Mayve a White Plymouth Rock?
     
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  3. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OH, I was hoping for a Delaware. Just wasn't sure of that one. As for 3) are leghorns larger than the rocks? These white ones are really long bodied and tall with big feet. They are just big all over.
     
  4. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    I'm not a Delaware nor Leghorn expert, so these are just guesses..... but that one does look like the Delaware chicks I have seen pics of. They are such pretty hens, I hope that's what she is!

    On the chick size thing...... I am going to guess that chick size does not alway correspond to adult size. For instance, of our current Meyer chicks, the Welsummers are just massively bigger than the EEs and RIR. Yet RIR hens are said to be 6#, and Welsummers the same size.

    On the other hand, White Plymouth Rock hens are 7.5 #. So by size alone that would be my guess. If that's the case, though, I think its a cockerel. That is a mighty large comb for such a pullet that young if its a Plymough Rock. It was the comb size alone that made me think Leghorn...... So, I'll revise my guess on #3 to:
    White Plymouth Rock cockerel (now thinking this is more likely)
    or
    Leghorn pullet.

    Remember though these are just guesses. Here are the breeds io have actual experience with as chicks:
    RIR
    EE
    Welsummer
    SLW
    Australorp
    Red/Gold sex link
    Barred plymouth Rock
     
  5. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Did you see the Chicks that I think are Welsummers? One is in the picture of the rooster down toward the bottom. There are also more pictures in the younger pictures further down. There are three other chicks that look like that with the v on the head but I am really hoping for Welsummers. [​IMG]
     

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