What breed are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hollywood Chickens, May 1, 2011.

  1. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    They are about 18 weeks old, they are my neighbor's and he is wondering what breed they are, he got them at a feed store and they were white as chicks.

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    I am pretty sure that they are all hens, since none of them are crowing and I don't see any hackle or tail feathers.

    They have thick yellow legs and short beaks like a cornish, pretty friendly, red earlobes and they are not laying yet.

    Thank you!

    ETA: they have red, black, and barred markings, I was thinking a Delaware/White rock mix, whatcha think?
     
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  2. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are Summer Snow chickens!! [​IMG]
     
  3. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a nice flock of red sex link males [​IMG]
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This is weird. I keep thinking I know what they are, then coming up with reasons why they aren't what I think! Maybe I'm tireder than I realize?

    I don't think they're sex-link males, at that age they should have a lot more roo characteristics/hackle and saddle feathers. And I would def. think come crowing would be going on!

    Are they laying? The nice red combs say they should be, of not now, then soon.

    The closest thing I can think of is white rocks, but they just don't look right to me.

    I give, I'm going to bed. I'll see what everyone else thinks tomorrow [​IMG]
     
  5. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    Quote:I was thinking that also, but then I saw them in person, and they don't have any hackle or tail feathers! they also aren't crowing or mating the hens.

    I guess they are just low quality White rocks.
     
  6. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    here is the baby picture.

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  7. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe they're those 'amber links' that everyone is talking about. that only tsc sells. I don't know. I takes a while for saddle and hackle feathers to come in. I still think they're red sex link males, maybe even alittle younger than 18 weeks. Even at 18 weeks, those are some very developed and red comb and waddles...I'm still going with boys, sorry.
     
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x2
     
  9. Hollywood Chickens

    Hollywood Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Florida
    I agree the combs are large compared to their size for hens, but they haven't crowed.

    Also they have such thick legs! he doesn't remember where he got them, but the closest feed store only sells pullets. [​IMG]
     
  10. Daisyjaye

    Daisyjaye Out Of The Brooder

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    As chicks they look just like the Rhode Island Whites I got.
     

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