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which breed is this?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HiddenChickens, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. HiddenChickens

    HiddenChickens In the Brooder

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    Tractor supply said they do not make any claims as to what breed their chicks are. I think they look like buff orphingtons.
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I would say it was a Plymouth Rock (AKA White Rock).
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Probably a White Plymouth Rock.
     
  4. HiddenChickens

    HiddenChickens In the Brooder

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    They seem like they have more coloring than white rock chics on google. Proud chick owner regardless of breed ;) [​IMG]
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  5. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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    Maybe Golden Buffs
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Agreed. They look like Red Sex Link chicks. "Golden Buff" is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Link chicks.
     
  7. HiddenChickens

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    So red sex link means it could be a number of breeds that have the red sex link?
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  8. BusyBearMama

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    They're red sex links I think. Tsc usually has them and no one there ever says. But that's their #1 pullet bin bird ;) they mature fast and are rather sweet and lay big brown eggs :)
     
  9. BusyBearMama

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    There are a few ways they're made. Cackle hatchery has a video on their site that gives some insight into that but yes they are a mixed breed. They have too much color to be Orpingtons and not enough to be various other breeds. I think they are sex links
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Red Sex Links are hybrids produced by crossing red gene roosters (either Rhode Island Reds, New Hampshires, or Production Reds) with silver gene hens (Rhode Island Whites, Delawares, Light Sussex, Silver Laced Wyandottes, and sometimes White Rocks that have the silver factor). Not only can the resulting offspring be sexed by color from hatching, but they are egg laying machines outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization.
     

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