a little help determining what types of chickens we have...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ray2310, May 26, 2010.

  1. ray2310

    ray2310 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our chicken hatched these 2 from eggs.. Mom is on of my Red Hens, Dad is a Barred Rock.
    We named them Ebony and Ivory, we got a good chuckle out of one white and one black chick.
    Why is there such a difference in the two of them? They are 7 weeks old.
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  2. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who hid those eggs in there, lol. how'd that happen
     
  3. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You only have one roo?? None of the hens are recent additions?? I read somewhere that a hen can store sperm for up to a month from a rooster and still have a viable egg...I don't know how that white one turned up. Very interesting!

    ETA YOu have a very pretty flock and that rooster seems to know he's gorgeous! Very manly!
     
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  4. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    momma's got some splanin to do!!!!!!
     
  5. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 8, 2009
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    are your hens red sex link if so then one of the parents was white so that might be how the white one came to be, I think I read that red sex link use a rir hen and white rooster so the white might be a recessive gene that both mom and dad carry I would guess not sure a newbie here. but those 2 chicks are very cute.
     
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
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    That is what I was thinking. The hens look like sex links.
     
  7. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought to get a red sexlink rir cock and br hen
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    and I'm thinking that both chicks are roos.
     
  9. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    reverse for black sexlink
     
  10. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I thought to get a red sexlink rir cock and br hen

    reverse for black sex link RIR hen BR rooster=black sex link
     

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