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Okay! I've come to accept that I just have bad luck - last round it was 5/6 Roos and now In faaaairly sure I've got 4/5! 😱😂 It's all good. Help me determine?

Father is Brahma/Wyandotte cross. Mamas could be - RI red, SLW, Speckled Sussex, Australorps.

First up is who I am fairly certain is the SS's chick! My daughter named it Spring because it hatched the first day of spring - but, I'm thinking we need a more manly name?! 🙄



Next up - I THOUGHT when hatched were the RI red babes, but they're awfully white! Maybe his Brahma roots really stuck??


And this white one is definitely from our mixed bird. We call this one "Tyranasaurus-Stegosauruas Rex". He's had a red comb for a while! It was pretty big from day 1.


Let me know if you need better pictures! They're hard to photograph!
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Do you know the colors of the rooster’s Brahma/Wyandotte parents? If they are both red then the white ones would have to be male red sex link chicks from your SLW hen. If one of his parents was white or mostly white then all bets are off as far as that goes. I suspect one had a white body with black markings.

Unfortunately they all look male to me, though there is a slight chance for the first one. All the legs look really heavy to me, which is not a good sign. The combs and wattles on the white ones are not good at all.

All I can say is keep trying. Last year my first hatch was 14 pullets and seven cockerels. My next hatch was seven cockerels and two pullets. The next was three cockerels and one pullet. It tends to average out in the long term but each hatch can be skewed pretty heavily.

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

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Originally Posted by Ridgerunner View Post

Do you know the colors of the rooster’s Brahma/Wyandotte parents? If they are both red then the white ones would have to be male red sex link chicks from your SLW hen. If one of his parents was white or mostly white then all bets are off as far as that goes. I suspect one had a white body with black markings.

Unfortunately they all look male to me, though there is a slight chance for the first one. All the legs look really heavy to me, which is not a good sign. The combs and wattles on the white ones are not good at all.

All I can say is keep trying. Last year my first hatch was 14 pullets and seven cockerels. My next hatch was seven cockerels and two pullets. The next was three cockerels and one pullet. It tends to average out in the long term but each hatch can be skewed pretty heavily.

Thanks for your input! Unfortunately I'm pretty in the dark about the rooster's parentage. This is him!


I'll keep my fingers crossed and I won't give up! I just love hatching. It's such a great experience.
post #4 of 5
Pretty, but he has silver so no sex links there.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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Pretty, but he has silver so no sex links there.

Thanks! He's very handsome. I'm sure his littles will be equally as pretty! I'm pretty sure they're cockerels though. A second opinion helps! wink.png
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