2 Roosters, 1 Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mscarfe, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. mscarfe

    mscarfe New Egg

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    Hi All,

    My sister is a school teacher and recently had a hatching experience in her classroom. At the end of the experience she had 3, 1 week old chicks remaining which were given to me as we already had 2 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Australorps and space for a few more. Obviously there was a gamble with the gender as we aren't allowed to keep roosters because of council regulations.

    The chicks are now 6-8 weeks old and 2 are starting to show traits of being roosters.

    Any thoughts as to what the gender may be (each photo is a different chicken)?

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you got red sex links from your school hatch and yes the two white ones would be roosters and the red and white would be the pullet
     
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  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you have two roosters and one pullet. They look like Red Sex-Links.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, you have two roosters and one hen. They are Red Sex-links (Red Stars, Cinnamon Queens, etc.), which is a hybrid in which the males are white with some red patches, and the females are reddish brown with some white feathers.
     
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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What they all said, lol.
     
  7. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed.
     
  8. mscarfe

    mscarfe New Egg

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    Thanks for the responses. Looks like I will have to start looking for a new home for the boys.

    The hatching company claim that they use Australorp, New Hampshire, Sussex, Black and White Leghorn, and Lohmanns breeds to produce the eggs.

    After some (very interesting) reading into sex-links I am guessing that the father would have been a New Hampshire and the mother a Light Sussex?
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I think that you're right. Light Sussex are one of the common breeds for the Red Sex-Link cross.
     

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