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what breed are these 11-week old chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sandrachx, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not sure what these beautiful birds are - they are 11 weeks old. i ordered them from a 99cent sale of straight runs. can anyone help with identification?

    thanks!

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  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I don't have any but the kind of look like speckled sussex to me.
     
  3. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    phooey! you are right - i looked up the breed in a search and mine look like that. i was kinda hoping they were aracauna's but the white threw me off. what color are the eggs?
     
  4. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The eggs are brown and you will LOVE the Sussex!
     
  5. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooh! tell me why - it seems like they are just a little skittish.
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Give them some time. This is the "freak-out" stage for any breed of bird.

    When they reach sexual maturity, they slow down and run towards you. They LOVE being nearby.

    At least, mine did. She would run up to you and walk in front of you so that you had to pick her up. She was in my senior photos! [​IMG]

    I need to get those loaded somewheres...
     
  7. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    o.k. miss becky3086 - you're pretty good at "name that chick", so couldn't figure out what these were either and thought they were either rir or buckeyes. then i saw the word welsummer in your signature line and looked them up. is that what these are? they are 11 weeks old.

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    it's been fun getting assorted, but figureing out what i have is tricky - especially when i use dial-up for an internet connection!
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    They look to be Production Reds. You have a few males in them...
     
  9. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely not Welsummers. I agree with the Production Red statement. They were probably sold as Rhode Island Reds though... And yes you have a few boys there...
     
  10. Sandrachx

    Sandrachx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow - that's a new one to me. what is a production red? none of them have acted like boys yet. it's the light brahmas that are doing the chicken neck thing so far. details?
     

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