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What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1ADAM12, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all. My name is Adam and I am new to the forum and to chicken farming. We got pullets from Tracter Supply this Spring and the tag said New Hampshire Reds. I am thinking I got Golden Comets. Any thoughts?

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hello, Adam, welcome to BYC. They indeed appear to be red sex links of some sort. TSC or their suppliers have been really good at misidentifying chicks this year.
     
  3. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are very flighty yet curious. When they hear us open the door to go outside they come running almost flying for treats. We also have an assorted batch of bantams. 10 hens total! We have 3 acres and we let free range during the day and then lock them up at night. I converted an oversized shed as the coop. It works perfect!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think you're right.

    Good news is, you don't have to guess on gender with anyone. They're all definitely female. And, they'll likely outlay the New Hampshires you were looking for.
     
  5. 1ADAM12

    1ADAM12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should I expect eggs? We got them in April. I am thinking Septemberish?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that sounds about right.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I think so
     

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