What Breed? And size question.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Smartie_Pants, May 17, 2009.

  1. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Songster

    Oct 5, 2008
    Madisonville, KY
    I got this chick April 5th, and its wing feathers had just barely started to come in. It was bought at a feed store and given away at an easter egg hunt. [​IMG] I asked when it was a chick and everyone said RIR, but I thought they were a darker red. So is it a RIR?


    The second question is, my mama silkie hatched 4 chicks on April 5th. The daddy was an EE and she is a white silkie. Two of the chicks seem to be standard size with feathered legs. One of them also has five toes. The one has a silkie body type and EE feathers, the other has an EE body type and solid white feathers. The other two chicks are small, with one having feathered legs. Both appear to have gotten the bantam gene, but one is much smaller than the other. It doesn't even have all of its feathers yet. Here's a pic:


    It is the little white one on the far right. The one next to it, the goldish red one, is the other small one. The white one is the standard size, and they were all born on the same day from the same hatch. All of the eggs were silkie eggs. Is the little one okay? Why is it so small compared to the other small one?

  2. loverOFchickens

    loverOFchickens Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    It could be bleached out from the sun.
  3. KyleD.

    KyleD. Songster

    Feb 3, 2009
    south carolina
    If i'm not bad wrong here hatchery RIR's are lighter in color than what you could be from a breeder.
  4. chickenlover54

    chickenlover54 Henely Hatchery

    May 20, 2009
    Northern Illinois
    Those are all polish crosses:lol:
  5. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    What they call production reds are like that, light in color, smaller than real RIR, but excellent layers.

  6. gpamela3499

    gpamela3499 Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    Near San Fran Ca
    She looks like my production red. My production red is real character still to young for eggs though.

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