Well.....since the breeder TOTALLY missed the boat on that other breed

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by totribet, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. totribet

    totribet Out Of The Brooder

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    I gotta ask. I know they are young, but do you think these are really Rhode Island Reds? Or should my depression be complete now? LOL.

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  2. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have four brand new chicks that look exactly like these and they are Golden Sexlink babes. Guess you might have to wait and see how they grow.
     
  3. totribet

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    [​IMG] I may never shop from this guy again!
     
  4. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like they are....
     
  5. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well what were the sold to you as?
     
  6. totribet

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    Well they were sold to me as Rhode Island Reds, which is what i really really wanted.....but I was also sold 2 supposedly Buff Orphingtons, but I found out from posting a pic earlier that they were really Cornish X and won't live long. So I'm checking on these.
     
  7. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look like RIR's. I am not fully experienced in purebreds, but i have two that are little EE/RIR mixes and they looked like that, only they were a bit darker.
    One thing I can tell you is that these are keepers. Not meat chickens. They are very pretty.
     
  8. totribet

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    Whew. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Good, cuz the more their feathers come in the prettier they get. They are beautiful. That makes me feel better....still sad for the Cornish X though.
     
  9. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, it would have made me sad too. HOwever in the chicken kingdom, there is stuff to deal with all the time like this. I had to give up three babies that turned out to be males and I know all three are going to be dinner at the farm that I gave them to.
    Then there are people who have lost hens from predators. It is part of poultry farming and I hate to sound crude when I say this, but it is something that you have to sort of get used to or you will be an emotional wreck having chickens.
    I try to enjoy my chickens to the fullest and not think about the day when they stop laying and might then be a liability instead of an asset. It is a good thing that chicks are so cute as that can take your mind off the losses and sadness when others might have to go or be taken.
     
  10. totribet

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    For real!! And I do know that. I mean we lost one chick today.....just went missing outta the coop. Not sure how or by what and I do know that stuff happens. So I'm not falling apart, but a little disappointed for sure. On the other hand.....this little snafu means I get to get a couple more chicks without guilt according to the hubby! HAHAHAAHAHAHA!
     

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