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How to tell if the chicks a boy or girl

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Just wondering if there is any way to tell if you have a male or female chick,Cause got some straight run Amberlink chicks from Tractor Supply yesterday....

And can anyone give me any or all info they have on Amberlinks...

Thabks,Collin

post #2 of 32

How to tell a male from female chick is easy. Wait about 8 weeks - you'll know for sure thereabouts.

There are two other certain ways:
1. Sex them at birth although that can be dicey, even for experts.
2. Employ sex link traits, so the chicks display coloration particular to male or female.

Amberlinks: The DEKALB AMBERLINK is a brown egg layer, mainly white- with some brown feathers. After having been away from the US market for several years, she is back by popular demand! She is the bird of choice for alternative production methods. She is very adaptive to non-cage operations with her excellent livability, her beautiful full brown egg color and ability to keep her feathers well throughout the lay.

Amberlink Chickens are hybrids, white and pale apricot feathers, prolific layers, friendly and easy to handle.


Edited by Davaroo - 4/11/10 at 6:26pm

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post #3 of 32

I am so woefully bad at sexing.  I have to wait til it lays an egg or crows.

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Just wondering if there is any way to tell if you have a male or female chick,Cause got some straight run Amberlink chicks from Tractor Supply yesterday....

And can anyone give me any or all info they have on Amberlinks...

Thabks,Collin


Aren't Amberlinks sex linked to color?

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Just wondering if there is any way to tell if you have a male or female chick,Cause got some straight run Amberlink chicks from Tractor Supply yesterday....

And can anyone give me any or all info they have on Amberlinks...

Thabks,Collin


Aren't Amberlinks sex linked to color?


I believe they are too.

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post #6 of 32

Amberlinks are sex links, but of what? They are being sold by hatcheries at the moment, pullets the main focus.
Since they are hatchery pullets, the sex-link connection does you and I little good.

What are they hybrids of and how would you breed your own, were you inclined?
I couldnt learn that.

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According to what I've learned via a google search is that they're called Dekalb Amberlinks and are all pullets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekalb_Amberlink

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post #8 of 32

Well, if someone could figure out how to get hens to only lay eggs with pullets in them, they'd make a load of cash.

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According to what I've learned via a google search is that they're called Dekalb Amberlinks and are all pullets.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekalb_Amberlink


WHAT!!!????? So I guess what you're trying to say is that all Dekalb Amberlinks are pullets????Am I lost???

post #10 of 32

maybe fastpat meant that by what she learned she was able to sex hers as pullets by the feathers or something? hu

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