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What breed are my Tractor Supply Chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenmomma42, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Chickenmomma42

    Chickenmomma42 New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016
    End of February I purchased 6 chicks from Tractor Supply. I knew they were pullets, but the breeds I was told they were, aren't matching up with pictures I have seen and researched. I am new to chickens, so I am looking for some help! I was told the pullets were either Rhode Island Reds or Barred Rocks. The black chicks had some gray to them, but now appear almost all black. I recently noticed they have some brownish feathers coming in around their necks, and some slight brown on their backs (hard to see from the pictures). They are not looking like barred rocks. Any help to confirm the reds and the breeds of the black would be greatly appreciated!



  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Almost look like Black Stars and Red Stars to me, but I could be wrong. [​IMG] Welcome to the BYC community! [​IMG] We are so very glad you joined us!

  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2013
    Welcome. I'm going to guess sex links.
  4. AliciaCCTX

    AliciaCCTX New Egg

    Mar 18, 2016
    I know the brown and white ones are Golden Sex Links, that is about what ours are looking like right now. a little less brown on them, but they started out as little golden puffballs with stripes down their backs.
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    As the black have reddish feathering coming in at the chest it looks like you have lovely red and black sex links (often sold as black star - bsl, or cinnamon queen, golden comet, etc - rsl)
  6. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2016
    You're right that they're not barred rocks! They would have much more prominent coloring by now. I'd agree that they look like sex links. They're adorable whatever they are!! :D

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