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What breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by npresa, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. npresa

    npresa New Egg

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    I ordered some bantams from a hatchery and they included 9 males for warmth. They are much much bigger than the bantams and I don't know what breed they are. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a Rhode Island Red/Production Red cockerel. They're probably standard size, so they will end up being between 3-4 times bigger than your bantams.
     
  3. myhen7coop

    myhen7coop Out Of The Brooder

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    I also think its a rhode island red but rhode island reds are not bantams.
     
  4. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe some hatcheries sell bantam rhode island reds, although they won't be "true bantams," they will just be miniatures.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Production red cockerels.
     
  6. myhen7coop

    myhen7coop Out Of The Brooder

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    of cores but they looked like regular rhode island reds :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They are Production Red cockerels.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  9. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree...out of curiousity did they just include the males for warmth or did they inform you?
     
  10. donrae

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    I'm guessing it was Ideal hatchery. It's in their policy to include packing peanuts for smaller orders. Folks don't always read the fine print, though. Other hatcheries have a minimum number of chicks or order to ensure everyone stays warm, or extra shipping charges for things like heat packs. Even with Ideal you can opt out of the packing peanuts, but you have to either increase your order or pay the extra shipping fees. When I order from Ideal, I make sure my order is large enough and include a note saying no packing peanuts. I don't need to deal with extra cockerels, I hatch enough of my own thank you very much [​IMG]. If I only want a smaller amount of birds, I tack on extra pullets of popular or rare breeds. I have no trouble selling them either as chicks or started birds.
     

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