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PICTURES of my cucoo Maran/Buff Silkie crosses

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Well, I have taken some pics of my 3 month old cross chicks that some of you may remember from when they hatched. They are from my cucoo Marans hens and my buff Silkie roo, Maurice.  Hatched 6, and 3 are varied colored and 3 are identical black with some gold feathers showing in their necks.  I am wondering if this cross made a sex-link cross.  Will post a pic of each of the ones I am now suspecting are roos, and a pic of one of the black identical three, who I am suspecting are pullets, if they are sex link.  If they aren't then I haven't a clue as to sex yet.  All 6 have 5 toes, feathered feet, and small crest.   Here is the darker red mottled one.  Named Bandit at the suggestion of one of our BYC members.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/JudyMcKinn/fall%202007%20chickens/CopyofDSCF0092.jpg

Here is the lighter buff.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/JudyMcKinn/fall%202007%20chickens/Copy2ofDSCF0090.jpg
And the cucoo one.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/JudyMcKinn/fall%202007%20chickens/CopyofDSCF0095.jpg
And one of the 3 identical black with red neck feathers.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/JudyMcKinn/fall%202007%20chickens/CopyofDSCF0093.jpg

And, at the same time I hatched these, I bought a couple black sex-link pullets at the Cackle hatchery.  here is the one I hatched (has foot feathers) and the black sex link from the hatchery.   What do you think?  Did I hatch Marans/Silkie sex links??

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c67/JudyMcKinn/fall%202007%20chickens/CopyofDSCF0096.jpg

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**IN GOD WE TRUST!!**

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post #2 of 6

crazy mutts I wonder if they will lay darker eggs

Hmm post when they start laying

Henry

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post #3 of 6

Judy, I bet the black ones are girls and the buff and multicolor are Boys. you sure can get some interesting looking chickens. That first one will be a conversation piece.

post #4 of 6

very cute chickens judymckinn.smile

My dogs got into the coop and now they are missing.
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My dogs got into the coop and now they are missing.
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I think your hunch may be right, LOL!  You may have stumbled onto your own version of sex links.  The coloring on your "girls" looks like a poofy, feathery version of the hatchery SL.  Congratulations!

Edited to add:  If Klingons had chickens, they would look like #1, LOL!  He needs a great name to go along with his rugged good looks!!!!

Lynn

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How cool are they???  clap

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mostly orps here!  We have five daughters, one foster son and 18 grandchildren and 9  great-grandchildren by this September!  Yes, there is a God

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