What are my packing peanuts?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CANDLE98, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these from Ideal last week along with the other chicks that I ordered. i am just wondering if anyone knows what they are and if by chance i got a hen or two out of it.

    Here is a chick that i think might be a hen
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    here is another picture of the same chick
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    here is a picture of the chicks legs
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    here is all of them
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    here is the packing peanuts again
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    if anyone knows what these are or how to sex them please let me know!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like barred rocks maybe. Do they have yellow on the bottom of their feet? I don't know how to sex them by the head spots, but know that you can. Maybe someone with barred's will chime in to confirm.
     
  3. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my BR packing peanuts, but they could be black sex-links.

    I wouldn't get my hopes up that the one chick is a pullet. I thought I might have one, too, judging by head spot, but he's 10 weeks old now and he's definitely a boy. I'll sure keep my fingers crossed for you!

    How many did you get? I got 15, but one died in the mail, poor little thing. They accompanied an order of 10 bantam babies.
     
  4. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they have yellow on the bottoms of their feet, all of them do, i ended up with 11 peanuts, 1 died in the mail too. How long will it take before i will know if any of these are pullets?
     
  5. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the time they're feathered out pretty well, maybe 4 weeks, you should be able to tell if one is much darker than the others. If they're black sex-links, not BR's, they're all boys...

    Now that mine are 10 weeks old, I'm seeing no reddish tone in any of their feathers, and I'm pretty sure they're BR's, not sex-links. All of mine are definitely boys. Hope your luck is better than mine!
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    BR or Black Sex Link roos
     
  7. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jossanne,
    What are you going to do with all your roos?
     
  8. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll butcher them next month. Then I'll can them and set them on the shelf for use in casseroles. I've had to work very hard not to get too attached to them, darn cute little things. I've instructed the kids to pay them no attention too, cuz they're as soft-hearted as I am, and we all need to be able to eat them...

    What will you do with yours?
     
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  9. jossanne

    jossanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just googled Mountain Home. My SIL is from Rupert, and my niece just moved to Rexburg last week. She's freezing to death so far, poor girlie! I'm glad I'm in the desert...
     
  10. AK_Button_Mama

    AK_Button_Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used to be stationed at mountain home afb! I feel sorry for any one who has to live there against thier will.. (you may like it but it grows old fairly fast if your from a bigger city.) we lived on base and hated it.... may have liekd it better if we had our own place!
     

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