What breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BlackAce, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. BlackAce

    BlackAce Chirping

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    I hatched a couple chicks from my first batch I've ever done. They are supposed to be Rhode Islands Reds but supposedly these are white Rhode Island Reds? I thought they were only brown. Also, when can I tell what sex they are? They are about 5 weeks old now.

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  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    There is a breed that is Rhode Island whites and both of your chicks are Roos
     
  3. BlackAce

    BlackAce Chirping

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    You mean Rooster? Sorry I'm a newb at this and some of lingo lol

    Ok thanks, I never knew that there were white RIR. I always thought they were all brown.
     
  4. sevenbabychicks

    sevenbabychicks Songster

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    Yep, little roosters. But Rhode Island Whites are kinda rare (I think). Maybe they're sex-links (RIR crossed with something white, often White Rocks)? Do they have any red feathers poking through? Did they hatch from brown eggs?
     
  5. BlackAce

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    Yup they hatched from brown eggs. All the eggs I had received were brown. I don't see any other color on them, they are both all white. I had a feeling they both were gonna be roosters. lol

    I ordered them off eBay. I had 13 and only had these two hatch, it was my first time incubating eggs. I know the hatch rate isn't to good for shipped eggs and this being my first time I'm happy I got something. I have Cayuga duck eggs and more RIR eggs in my incubator now and they should be hatching next week.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, Rhode Island Whites are very rare and I thought they had rose combs, not a hundred percent on that. I think you got either white Rocks or something like that, and they both look like young roosters.
     
  7. BlackAce

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    I took my chicks out today and noticed that one of them had a little bit of brown developing on the inside of the top right wing. The back of the neck also looks to have a slight brown tint to it.

    I also noticed another thread that some one else posted about their breed. It looked exactly like the bird I have but it's 2 weeks older. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/809321/opinions-on-breed-and-gender#post_11724177

    Someone stated that it was a Leghorn. Could these possibly be Leghorns also? Or white RIR's?
     

  8. BlackAce

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  9. BlackAce

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    The combs looks to be exactly the same.
     
  10. K Spot

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    I'd say they are Red Sex Link roos
     

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