1st timer. 20 new chicks!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TXmama3boys, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. TXmama3boys

    TXmama3boys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my chicks! They are adorable. The people I got them from pulled these from a straight-run of barred rock/sexlinks. I am dying to figure out sex and breed of them all. I know the spotted head black ones are BR. I have solid black that I am assuming are black sex links and my yellow and brown ones are sex links? I have a light gray one with a yellow undertone. Curious about what that is as well. I know... I will be able to tell soon enough. I am just excited.
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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    All of these came from barred rock/sexlinks?? If so you got a "Barn Yard Mix". Sure some can look similiar to the Pure Breed, but they are not pure breeds unless they were pure bred. You can not get a true "sex-link" unless you breed the proper breeds to do so. You can not breed a sex-link to a sex-link and get a true "Sex-Link". Maybe I am not right, but I am going by the info I read.
     
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  3. kyexotics

    kyexotics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wook at the wittle babies!!!!!!!! Too cute!
     
  4. TXmama3boys

    TXmama3boys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what was advertised. I purchased what was advertised in green.
     
  5. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The yellow and grey one look like the chicks I get from my Salmon Faverolle. Does the chick have a 5th toe? [​IMG]
     
  6. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome! Very cute chicks too. I'm not sure what is meant in the ad; are they all crossbreds, or are some Plymouth Rocks and some sex-links, or are they all mixes? Mary
     
  7. TXmama3boys

    TXmama3boys Chillin' With My Peeps


    No 5th toe :)
     
  8. TXmama3boys

    TXmama3boys Chillin' With My Peeps

    I really have no clue. This is my 1st time, so I just assumed it meant some barred rocks and some sex links.
     
  9. PD-Riverman

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    I think you got some of the two breeds and some crossed, looking at your chick pictures. But they will lay brown eggs. Good Luck!!
     
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  10. TXmama3boys

    TXmama3boys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Okay, great! Thank you
     

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