What breeds are my chicks?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ElizabethinNY, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 10 chicks at TSC on Monday. They're supposed to be 5 New Hampshire Reds and 5 Rhode Island Reds. Are New Hampshire Reds yellow as chicks? I thought that the New Hampshire Reds would be pretty similar looking to the Rhode Island Reds. I have (supposedly) straight run chicks. So here are three pictures; can anyone confirm what breeds I have? Everyone is about a week old. Or maybe some of the difference is due to some being roosters? I put them in my photography light box this morning to photograph the difference.

    I have three of these, dark red with darker beaks and some black/dark brown on their new wing feathers. These are quicker and bossier.

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    I have two of these pretty, soft-colored little beauties. They're friendly and sit nicely on my hands when I work with them. They're lacking the dark colors on the wings and are not quite as red at the first set.

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    And I have five of these yellow kids. The TSC guy said they were the New Hampshire Reds and the previous five are Rhode Island Reds. These little yellow chicks are nicer than all of the others and are slightly larger.

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    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    RIR?
    Red sex link?
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  3. ElizabethinNY

    ElizabethinNY Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your thoughts. I should probably actually have posted this in the "what breed is this" forum. Mods, please feel free to move. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  4. basicliving

    basicliving Keepin' the sunny side up

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    Hi ElizabethinNY [​IMG]

    I don't know what breeds you have, but they sure are cute! And the pictures are so nice. Maybe this will bump you so someone else can weigh in on the breeds.
     

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