Advice on Red Sex Link pullets?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Frizzlett98, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what breed and what gender they are but I'd like to know if they are , in fact, 16-18 weeks old. They look a bit young but I've never had this breed before. I also read that Red Sex Links are very good layers and that they lay around 20 weeks. I'd like any advice about this breed. These 2 are very slender and really tall. thanks in advance!
    [​IMG] Jojo[​IMG]Jojo[​IMG]Tilly[​IMG]Tilly[​IMG]Both with our bantam "Birdie".
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    The red bird with white on its tail is definitely a Red Sex-Link. The other one appears to have no white on it, which makes it unlikely that it is a Red Sex-Link--I'd say that it is a production red. Whatever breeds/hybrids they are, though, both are pullets.
     
  3. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No they're both definitely Red Sex Links but the first one only has white near her wings. Underneath them and towards the back of her wings and on her chest some. But she does have white. Do they appear to be 16 weeks old?
     
  4. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The white I think you are seeing is the down feathers, which isn't part of the white feathering we are looking for, white feathers should be in the tail and on the back of the neck. It looks like that one had some black in its tail feathers.
     
  5. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they both have black on them. The man I bought them from at first said they were Rhode Island Reds but that's simple mistake. But he said they were Red Sex Links and that's what they appear to be.
     
  6. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look the same in the body and face just one's darker than the other.
     
  7. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the down feathers fall off when they start getting their adult feathers. She's older than my Barred Rocks which are 3 1/2 months old.
     
  8. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is a Production Red a mixed breed?
     
  9. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is, its basically a red bird that is bred for high egg production
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2014
  10. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know what makes a Production Red?
     

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