What are my packing peanuts?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kroder, May 23, 2011.

  1. kroder

    kroder Out Of The Brooder

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    I got my Ideal order of 8 Buff Brahma pullets last Thursday. They included 12 "packing peanuts" for warmth. When I placed the order they asked if they could add peanuts and I said yes, so they not a total surprise--I just didn't expect 12! I had 2 hens that were sitting on eggs for the first time and tried to divide them between them. One accepted them and one did not. So, Lacy, my silver laced cochin mix got 10 of them and I left 2 with my Brahman's in the brooder. They are all very healthy chick. I can't figure out what they are (I don't know my red chickens very well). I don't think they are Orpingtons since they have pink legs instead of white and are clean legged. Some have started to get their wing feathers and they look like are going to be buff. They have single combs. Any ideas of what they are?
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  2. Chicken Boy-17

    Chicken Boy-17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Packing Penuts seem fine to me.
     
  3. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wish I could tell you, I just had to say that they are adorable, and I love that pic of them with their adoptive mama!
     
  4. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What they are is SUPER CUTE! Love them with their foster mom. Wish I could help identifying the breed for you....sorry.
     
  5. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    I have no idea what the peanuts are but mama hen sure is beautiful. And she looks so happy! [​IMG]
     
  6. piper2009

    piper2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess New Hampshire reds for the lighter ones and Rhode Island Reds for the darker ones.

    Hope this helps,
    ~Alex
     
  7. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
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    They are adorable!

    What are you going to do with them - freezer camp?
     
  8. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rhode Island Reds?

    The pic with their mama made me squeeeeeeeee! I LOVE it. [​IMG]
     
  9. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably sexlinks like comets or cinnamon queens usually the males of each. Gloria Jean
     
  10. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like my Production Reds (RIRs that aren't up to the breed standard).
     

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