What breeds do I have?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thenuthouse, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. thenuthouse

    thenuthouse New Egg

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    I purchased 6 "red pullets" from my local Tractor Supply. They advised me that they could be any of the following breeds:

    Rhode Island Red
    New Hamp
    ISA Brown
    Buff Orpington


    I am trying to determine what I have from their markings, as I have 3 different types:

    3 have two dark stripes down the back. I have read that both RIR and ISA have the brown stripes, but was hoping to get it nailed down.

    2 are solid reddish color. I have no idea on this one.

    1 is a light butter color with no stripes. I believe this one is a Buff Orpington.

    Any assistance is appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Bonnie
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The RIR's would be your reddish colored chicks.
     
  3. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Could you post pictures? That would help a great deal. I believe the light butter colored one you described is a buff orpington.

    Here is a picture of a buff orpington chick.

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  4. thenuthouse

    thenuthouse New Egg

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    Here is the only pic i have right now. I will take more this evening. [​IMG]
     
  5. thenuthouse

    thenuthouse New Egg

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    Any suggestions on the ones with two stripes down their backs?
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    [​IMG]. You might try the What breed or gender is this section
     
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