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What are they?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by howfunkyisurchicken, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My chick order arrived on Friday. I can tell who's who as far as what I actually ordered. But I have absolutely zero idea what my packing peanuts are. Here are some pictures, hopefully they'll help. Originally I thought they may be production or RIR, but now I'm not so sure. They all look like this little'un:
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    The only difference between them at this point is the color of the tiny wing feathers they've got growing in. Most of them look like this:
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    I know its not the best pic, so if you're having a hard time seeing it, the feathers are tannish-red with little splotches of dark brown. I don't have a pic, but a few have solid tannish-red without the dark brown splotches. Then there are a few that look like this:
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    Obviously they've got little black and white feathers coming in. Could they be sexlinks? Or maybe they're just a hodgepodge of a few different breeds? I know its hard to tell when they're this little and there are probably quite a few breeds that look like this when they're little.....but I thought I'd let all the experts out there in BYC land take a look. So, what do y'all think (or guess)?
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    After doing some Googling, I think they are New Hampshire Reds. I hope 1 or 2 of them are pullets...
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they could be new hampshires or production reds.
     
  4. NixNoodleNumbat

    NixNoodleNumbat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    New hampshire, production reds, rhode island reds or red stars. They're all pretty similar breeds.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    x2 except on the red stars. Packing peanuts are almost always male, if those chicks are sex-linked they're female.

    Some production red, probably roosters.
     

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