2 surprises

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mamagigi, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Mamagigi

    Mamagigi Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched some eggs almost 3 weeks ago and found 2 unexpected chicks in my incubator at hatch. Both of these were black with yellowish/white bellies and wing tips. Any ideas what they may be?

    I have 2 sources that these could have been from. I THOUGHT that these were RIR/BO roo with RIR or BO hens. Then I found out there is a Barred Rock in the pen.

    The other option is these were of unknown parentage from another breeder.

    [​IMG]This is the day they were born.
    [​IMG]This is at 5 days old.



    [​IMG]Pattern on bird 1
    [​IMG]Bird 1
    [​IMG]Pattern on Bird 2


    [​IMG]Bird 2
     
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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    What were you expecting them to be? They could be mixes.
     
  3. Mamagigi

    Mamagigi Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought BO/RIR crosses but they looked NOTHING like the others that were from that breeder.
     
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  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok IF I remember it right this time around [​IMG] a barred hen and a red rooster would make sex links and the rooster offspring from this cross would have a dot on the head and the feathers would come off barred. But I might be mixing it up again........Walkingonsunshine will be by to correct me along with a few others ...if I am wrong.
     
  5. Mamagigi

    Mamagigi Out Of The Brooder

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    They didn't have dots on the head at all but the feathers have that odd coloring/pattern. That's why I was wondering what they could be. lol
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    You're right!!

    When the OP said there is a barred rock in the pen, I'm guessing it was a hen. The most logical thing is these chicks are black sex link pullets.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, they look like they could be Black Sex-Links.
     
  8. Mamagigi

    Mamagigi Out Of The Brooder

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    So since these didn't have any white feathering on the top of their heads, they'd be females correct? Even with the brown/black striping?

    Thanks to all of you that have helped out... this is really cool information. Knowledge to store away for later use. lol
     

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