What breed are these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicks for better health, May 9, 2008.

  1. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased these at TSC 3 weeks ago.

    Some of them have grown extremly fast while others are about half the size.

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    This is one of the smaller chicks


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    I was told that I was purchasing gold comets/ sex links
     
  2. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like cornish crosses to me, aka broilers.
     
  3. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I am starting to think.

    Take a look at the chick in the back of the third picture, and the one in the top picture. These are a few of the smaller chicks could they be a Golden Comet?
     
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  4. carol0710

    carol0710 Out Of The Brooder

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    could be white legs horns
     
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess the little ones are white/buff rocks maybe?
     
  6. chicks for better health

    chicks for better health Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are both breeds that are offered at TSC.

    maybe I got lucky and they are White Rocks they could be pullets.
     
  7. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    They are broilers I think. Are you going to eat them?
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They are cornish cross rocks - meat birds. The one in the last pic is a rooster. They won't live very long and will grow fast to reach butcher stage by 6-8 weeks of age. TSC should really inform folks of what they are getting. That is really sad if you bought them for pets.

    Jody
     
  9. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    Quote:You are totally right jody. I was in there the other day and these new chick owners( I was a seasoned veteran a whole 2 weeks) But they were cornish meat birds and they were happy that the finally have pet chicks and they will get their own eggs. boy are they in a suirprise or what?! and that last rooster has wattles or waddles
     

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