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Newly Hatched Chicks. What type are they?

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This was my first hatch and I read a lot beforehand but am figuring out I've barely scratched the surface.  For my first hatch I crossed the rooster pictured with my Barred Rock Hens and my Easter Egger.  I thought the cross with the Barred Rocks would produce black sexlinks, but all the chicks have a lot of blue gray variation along with some black and none of the prominent white mark of a sexlink roo.  I will post pictures of the chicks.  If they aren't black sexlinks...what are they?  And when will I be able to determine pullet or roo?

Below are some pics of the chics from the Barred Rock Hen

Below are pics of the chics from the Easter Egger Hen: 

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No, easter eggers are just a random bag of genetics. That's why you didn't get sexlinks. Try barred rock x austalorp.

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UTAH 4-H STATE CONTEST WINNER - (1ST) 4-H DEMONSTRATIONS!! [7/17/13] - HOW TO WASH A SHOW CHICKEN 

 - NOMINATE BYC MEMBERS FOR AWARDS HERE

Whit's Flock (My Chickens) (Click to show)

 

~Whittni, a happy owner of: No chickens :( I miss them SO much! However, I'm earning a degree at university currently..in Agriculture & minor in art..then I'm off to grad school in Fall 2018.
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I know the Easter Eggers aren't sexlinks.  I'm wondering about the ones that were from the Barred Rock and this rooster.

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