White Chickens, what breed are we???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MistyMountainGirl, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. MistyMountainGirl

    MistyMountainGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought 10 hens and 1 rooster from Tractor Supply Co. in April. They were supposed to be Rhode Island Reds but, obviously, they're not. They also had Plymouth Rock chicks for sale so I'm wondering if mine are Rhode Island Whites, or White Rocks, or something completely different. I got my first egg yesterday at 23 weeks which was brown. [​IMG] I'm very curious, any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Rocks
     
  3. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Yep- white rocks. They're great birds- love mine!
     
  4. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    Hehe...love the rooster pic. That seems to be a classic "who-are-you-and-what-is-that-thing" look he is giving you! [​IMG]
     
  5. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depending on the hatchery-do they carry Rhode Island Whites? The pullets also look like Rhode Island Whites-we have a rather large flock of them ourselves.It can be very hard to tell the Rock from a RIW and you don't have a real good side shot of them.Bodies legs combs and overall appearance are very close in both breeds.
    Now,in my flock the RIW's are much more loving than the Rocks that may not be true in other flocks though.
    Both breeds are fantastic egg layers so you did good [​IMG]
     
  6. MistyMountainGirl

    MistyMountainGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much. I do love them, they are all very affectionate, even the rooster likes to be loved on. [​IMG]
     
  7. MistyMountainGirl

    MistyMountainGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Some side pics...

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  8. JoJo 95

    JoJo 95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rocks. good luck with your chickens
     
  9. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    They look to be WR to me Ithink RIWhites should be rose combed that's what all the info I've gathered says. Yes sometimes the stores kinda get a little mixed up. I've seen them advertise Buff's and they were perfectly fine looking RIReds. This past spring I bought 5 BR pullets from this woman at the feed store who said she could wing sex them looked like she had a couple hundred or so to choose from. I told her I didn't think you could sex them that way, but she convinced me other wise. I ended up with 4 roos, 3 made some good dumplings, I kept one he was a nice looking boy ,but his feet are still white and I don't think they're going to turn yellow now, and bless her heart she got one right A Perfect little Dominique pullet so I guess I got my 9$worth of experience. Mama always said can't beat the learnin' from the school of Hard Nox.
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Yes, Rhode Island Whites would be rosecombed. The pictured birds are White Plymouth Rocks.
     

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