What breed are these chicks?

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

  1. 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

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    They look like cornish crosses to me, aka broilers.
     
  3. 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 In the Brooder

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    could be white legs horns
     
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Songster

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    I would guess the little ones are white/buff rocks maybe?
     
  6. 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 Crowing 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

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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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