19 day old - pic heavy

Ridgerunner

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A few shots of my 19 day olds. The rooster is a Speckled Sussex and I show what I am guessing the mamas are under the photos. This is juvenile plumage. From Henck's calculator I expect all the adult Buff Orpington and the adult female Delaware offspring to be pretty much solid red with the solid Columbian markings when they mature since that speckling is supposed to be a recessive gene, but expect the Delaware males to be off-white with black barred tails and maybe necks since the Delaware have the sex linked barred gene as well as the silver gene. It will be interesting to see how they actually turn out.


Chick 1 Australorp Mama


Chick 2 Speckled Sussex Mama


Chick 2 Speckled Sussex Mama


Chick 3 Buff Orpington Mama


Chick 3 Buff Orpington Mama


Chick 4 Delaware Mama


Chick 5 Delaware Mama


Chick 5 Delaware Mama

The ones that were yellow at hatch had different coloring, some a bit redder than others. I think the redder ones are red sex link female and the yellower ones were the sex link males. I can't tell a whole lot of difference in the yellow chicks now, but at hatch the difference was more pronounced. In the photo below, the two chicks to the right are now colored about the same. They were one day old in this photo.


 

gritsar

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Bators and broodies everywhere and I can't join in the fun!

ETA: Sorry I don't have any guesses on the sex. If it isn't a brahma, I'm clueless.
 
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Ridgerunner

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You'll get your bator or broody going before too long. I have confidence in you.

I'm not asking for guesses on sex. I just grabbed some to show the immature plumage from the Speckled Sussex in the mix. Since it is recessive, I think a lot of that patterning is going to go away in the adult plumage, but when I cross these, I think I will see some of this in the next generation adults. But that is a year away.
 

Domestic_goddess

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Your crosses look interesting! Your top pictures may be a roo, but really you need better pics of the heads to tell for sure, but the majority for what I can see are pullets.
 
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