what kind of chick is this???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rudays chickens, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. rudays chickens

    rudays chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay I know it is kind of hard to determine what kind of chick this is cause she is still so young but see I got these locally the other day and they just seem so much different from my other chickens the body stucture I mean they are beefer and have much bigger butts and taller but they are kind of a yellow tint to there baby fur but the feathers are coming in white and there feathers are alot shorter than everybody else.
    any suggestion would be helpful

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  2. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    That white one might be a Cornish x Rock cross which is a meat bird. Where did you get them?
     
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  3. rudays chickens

    rudays chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I got them at the local farm store
    I got three different kinds
    I got rhode islands, reds production reds, and new hamshires
    but I thought none of those would have white feathers though but I could be wrong ???
     
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    PouletsDeCajun is right. The first one is a meat bird. The second on is hard to tell. Need a side pic of it for a better look. How many do you have? The meat birds will be ready to butcher in 6- 8 wks, depending on how much you feed them.
    Oh and by the way, [​IMG]
     
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  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Then its anyones guess....
     
  6. HorseFeathers

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    Looks like you've got a broiler or a broiler cross. Sorry. These birds usually don't live very long.
     
  7. rudays chickens

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    really ugg I cant eat my chickens [​IMG] I know its the way of life but chickens are just lay eggers to me I thought there was something different about them. so they sold me the wrong thing then
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
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    Yes. Unfortunately some feed store employees have no idea what they're talking about breedwise. [​IMG] You might want to try taking the chick back and trading it for a non-broiler.
     
  9. rudays chickens

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    Thanks everybody!!
    You guys have been a real good help [​IMG]
     

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