What are my rescue chicks please?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by anitalogan, May 10, 2011.

  1. anitalogan

    anitalogan Out Of The Brooder

    I rescued 6 chicks from someone who bought them as Easter gifts for her kids. Now I need help identifying breed and gender, please.

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    The big ones, white and yellow feathers. Twice as big as the brown ones.

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    Close up of the big ones

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    The little ones

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    close up of little one
     
  2. TexChix2

    TexChix2 Out Of The Brooder

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    The little ones look like Rhode Island Reds with those yellow yellow legs. The big ones look a lot like the mystery chicks I posted yesterday, except that mine had feathered shanks. The conclusion there was Giant Cochins (totally cool!!!!). Wonder if they're the new Easter chick trend. . .

    By the way, I am so glad there are people like you out there to take in the chicks that people so curiously view along the lines of inanimate plastic eggs. Somewhere in their little chick heads I'm sure this crew has realized that their lives just changed drastically for the better.
     
  3. codymax2

    codymax2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those bih white ones look like meaties to me:oops:
     
  4. madamwlf

    madamwlf Nevermore Acres

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    The big white ones are most definitely meat birds. Look just like mine when they were smaller, so few weeks ago.
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wondering if the reds are NHR.
     
  6. kera!

    kera! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like a production red or they call them Cherry Eggers, or RIR from a hatchery, the rest are cornish X or another meat bird...[​IMG]
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    The big White ones are Cornish X (a meat type chicken)
    The Red-ish ones are Production Red

    Chris
     
  8. anitalogan

    anitalogan Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks for all of your responses! Y'all are terrific! One more thing...
    The reddish ones look identical, just like one one in the close-up. I don't suppose anyone could tell the sex yet?
     
  9. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Too early to tell. I have a RIR that is 8 weeks and I still dont know if it is male or female. They are difficult to sex. I'm waiting for she to lay an egg or he to crow.
     

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