What breed are these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JuliaWesterbeek, Oct 17, 2016.

  1. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I bought these chicks from a local guy when they were just 2 days old. When I asked the breed he said they were just regular farm chickens but I don't think that is a breed... They are only 3 weeks and 5 days old now, so
    I am not sure if you can tell the breed yet.

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  2. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They might be white Leghorn chickens or Cornish chickens!
     
  3. mbphotos09

    mbphotos09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking White Leghorn. ;)
     
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  4. Ol Grey Mare

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

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    There are a few possibilities based on their leg color, comb type and plumage color -- as they mature their overall body type, ear lob color at maturity and, if they are hens, egg color - and other factors will help in making a final identification between the possible breeds.
     
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  5. goalaimethic

    goalaimethic Just Hatched

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    A regular farm chicken could literally mean any breed, even haphazardly made crossbreeds, but the breeds usually found on a typical farms are leghorns, Rhode Island reds, or a sex-linked cross such as red or black star, or red or golden comets.
    Yours look like they are almost definitely leghorns, which, as are the other typical farm breeds, were selectively bred to have fast growth rates and excellent laying rates of an egg every almost every single day. Many people who don't live on farms keep small flocks consisting of these breeds as foraging backyard pets that regularly lay fresh organic eggs for years!
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    A lot of farm chickens are what is called "barnyard mixes," maybe from several generations of mix to mix breeding. If they are really good layers - they are worth keeping.
     
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