What kind of chicken did I get

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Stockbub, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. Stockbub

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    I ordered 25 broilers, but they made a mistake and sent me a mixture of 25 brown egg laying chickens. Can anyone help me tell what kind of chickens these are? Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well bummer!

    Although, if you don't want the egg layers, you should be able to resell them pretty easily.

    the brown and white birds in the pics are red sex link pullets. They'll be brown egg laying machines in a couple months.

    My first thought on the white bird is a white Leghorn, but if they're supposed to be brown eggers, it's probably a Leghorn based hybrid like an Amberlink, Tetra tint, something like that. Could possibly be a white Rock, it's hard to tell from the pic and at this age. Rocks are much heavier bodied than the Leghorns.
     
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    What about the black one with black feet?
     
  5. Stockbub

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    Black chickens
     
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    Trying to get download to work. What about black ones.[​IMG]
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Two main choices for the black birds. If they were solid dark as chicks and are getting some red color at the throat/chest, they're black sex links.

    If they had a lot of white underbelly and are coming in solid black, they're probably Australorps. There are other black breeds, but those are the two biggies.
     
  10. drumstick diva

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