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What do I have--not what I thought

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ryanhodapp, May 27, 2010.

  1. ryanhodapp

    ryanhodapp Songster

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    These are my first chicks and I bought them from a feed store. As babies I thought I had a RIR, Buff orpington and Barred Rock. Now that they are about 9 weeks, I dont think so. Any insight to breed and sex would be appreciated.
    I also posted by Easter Eggers, they are 4 weeks now, but pictures are from about 2 weeks. What colors will they end up being?
    Thanks,
    Trying to figure out how to post pictures...
     
  2. ryanhodapp

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  3. chicknduck

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    The 3rd chicken in the 3rd picture looks like my girls do and they are Golden Buff chickens. They all look very nice. [​IMG]
     
  4. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
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    The all red one looks like a Rhode Island red and the brown and white one looks like a red sex link or golden comet. I don't know on the 3rd one.
     
  5. the black and reddish brown one is a gold-laced Wyandotte. that's exactly what mine looked like at that age.
     
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  6. georgialee

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    black/gold - gold laced wyandotte. Red - RIR. Red/white: golden comet/sex link.

    I can't tell from your pic what color the ee's will be. [​IMG]
     
  7. ryanhodapp

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    ok, so what is a gold laced Wyandotte/red sex link/golden comet and is it a girl or boy?
    it was later to develop feathers than the RIR and the white one. As a young chick was more passive, now seems to be a leader.

    Golden Buff? what is that

    are they white or brown layers?

    thanks for the help.
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Golden Buffs are a sexlink hybrid layer. They lay brown eggs.
     
  9. i would guess that your gold-laced Wyandotte (GLW) is a pullet... by 9 weeks my cockerels had pretty red combs already. they are brown egg layers.
     
  10. ryanhodapp

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    thanks everyone, I can sleep better now. That is the last time I buy chicks that arent labeled for breed.
    My son will be happy to hear that the GLW looks to be a pullet. I thought for sure she was turning roo.

    These little chicks, Pochy (GLW), Brownie (RIR) and Sally the golden comet, are going to a community garden and I am keeping the EEs. I was going to try to keep them all, put after seeing full grown RIR, I dont have room for 8 chicks on my city lot.

    I havent named the EE's because I cant tell them apart yet.
     

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