Umm.... My white broilers aren't white.

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by aladatrot, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. aladatrot

    aladatrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broilers that I bought from the feed store (purchased through ideal hatchery) were believed by the novice feed store owner to have been white broilers. Well, they came in an order with some other chicks, and are now about two weeks old. Their feathers are coming in red and black on their little wings, and I'm thinking that they aren't White broilers. Are red broilers plain red like a production red, or are they red and black? As chickies, they were yellow fuzzed with a little darker (brownish fuzzed) heads. Does that sound like red broilers too?

    I'd just hate for there to have been a mix up and have some egg layer bred youngsters get slaughtered because I didn't know what I was looking at.
    Thanks!
    M
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I am betting you have RIR egg layers sorry [​IMG] they would make a nice addition to a hen house though.

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  3. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A picture is worth a thousand words......
     
  4. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe you could post a pic and we could help you figure out what breed you have!
     
  5. aladatrot

    aladatrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get a photo up today. I was so busy last night that I didn't get one. I'm certain if there is any confusion it is because it was a novice chicken rancher buying and a novice feed store owner selling. Neither of us know much about chickens. We are learning though!

    Thanks
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  6. aladatrot

    aladatrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are the chicks.
    M
     
  7. Plymouthroxgal

    Plymouthroxgal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That Looks Like Blue Wyandotte or game
     
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  8. aladatrot

    aladatrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Game as in a fighting chicken? Oh no! Maybe I should build some little plywood huts in my back yard and stake them out?

    I will look up the other variety, since I have never seen it before. I'm guessing these aren't broilers?

    Thanks
    M
     
  9. aladatrot

    aladatrot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Called the feed store I got them from, and they checked the invoice from Ideal. Saying I got the correct birds, Ideal lists them as being "Broilers". No real help there.

    I'm not disappointed or anything, I'm just curious as to what they are.

    Thanks
    M
     
  10. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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