What breed of chicks do I have???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken farmer, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to Tractor Supply yesterday to get chicken food and they had some chicks in and we need more layers for the flock,so I got 6(minimum was 6) and the sign said red pullets and it said they could be rhode island reds,production reds,red sexlink, so I'm wandering what breed they are I think they might be rhode island red but not sure thanks for any help!!![​IMG]
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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like production reds (hatchery Rhode Island) but you won't know for sure until they grow out. The sex links will have some white hackle feathers and other areas of white leakage.

    Forefront is a Red Star ( red sex link) and left is a Production Red (hatchery Rhode Island Red).

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    Here is a Production Red chick. Note the speckling/banding on feathers like yours.

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  3. WindStep

    WindStep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red sex link or Rhode Island red.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Its hard to tell from the pictures (try taking some away from the red light). However, I think that they are most likely Production Reds.
     
  5. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's better pics of my babes
     
  6. puppies9099

    puppies9099 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the last batch of chicks we got from tractor supply said that they were barred rock all female,but only 2 were female 4 were male and the breed was wyandotte
     
  7. SlipsWife

    SlipsWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think they are sex links. Ours have always had a darker chipmunk stripes down the back. My guess would be RIR. [​IMG]
     
  8. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope there rhode island reds but I still love them[​IMG]
     
  9. chicken farmer

    chicken farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a couple resent pictures I took a few minutes ago you can see the feathers coming out on the wings
     
  10. barbschickens

    barbschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Sex links????
     

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