What do I have?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by honeynajar, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    [​IMG]Yes this is an exciting time![​IMG] I went to Tractor Supply and purchased 6 chicks - 3 reds and 3 yellows. Having my granddaughter bee with me didn't help since we both got what my DH said was "OVERLY EXCITED" since they were just chicks... afterall. BUT after we got them home he asked - what breed are they? [​IMG][​IMG] hmmmmmmmmm ... well you know I don't know? I know they are RED & YELLOW. The old clerk said they were all female egg layers..... oh dear. That might be helpful. So I went back to TS and there were different colored chicks in the bins we got ours out of. So that didn't help. The line was WAY long... so I just left. Does anyone have any idea what they might be? I guess it doesn't matter but I'd kinda like to be able to tell people what they are. [​IMG]
  2. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    Only guessing based on what our TSC was carrying when I went to get my ducks, I'd guess leghorn (yellow one - although they might be buff orptingtons too) and red sex-linked for the reds (or Rhode Island Reds). My TSC carried all four of those types. I know that doesn't help much, but they sure are cute!!
  3. bigchiefhoho

    bigchiefhoho Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 5, 2012
    Don't know about the yellows, but I'm guessing red sex-link for the reds. I got some that look just like those at TSC yesterday and that's what they told me they were.
  4. honeynajar

    honeynajar Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2011
    Thanks Tweetysvoice and bigcheifhoho... that gives me something to go on.[​IMG] Thank you for your kind words! We are QUITE addicted to them! [​IMG] I stopped at TSC last night again and they weren't busy. A young fella helped me out and told me that I had gotten them out of the "Pullet" pens. So I have possible : Amberlink, White Leghorn, Commercial Black, Red Sex Link, Golden Comet or Tetra Tint. So I figure you are probably right with the red sex link.....They told me the buff orpington's weren't in the lot. So... White Leghorn for the yellow???? [​IMG]
  5. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I agree leghorns for the yellows and production reds (red sex links) for the reds. If they were RIR, the wings would be coming in with more partridge markings, and the yellow ones' wings look more white than the buff that buff orpingtons would have.

    Have fun with them!

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