Baby chicks! Which do you think will be the most attractive?

Son1shine

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Sep 13, 2020
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We have to give away some of these chicks before we see what they are going to look like. From their mamas and dad, which do you think will grow up to be the most attractive? (I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder!)
Attaching pictures of the hens and rooster.

Thank you for any insight! (Even which ones likely go with which mama would be very helpful!)
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Son1shine

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Sep 13, 2020
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I was thinking about that but then I read that it only worked for certain breeds of birds? And other birds would be opposite?
 

JedJackson

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It depends on what you like. Some of those are going to be white, some will probably have something like the color pattern of Easter eggers in gold or silver, and some will be darker.

If it was me, I would keep some of the striped ones and some of the darker ones, and give away the white ones. But that's just personal preference.
 

NatJ

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I was thinking about that but then I read that it only worked for certain breeds of birds? And other birds would be opposite?
You are correct.
Feather sexing is based on the sexlinked gene for fast or slow feathering.

With some parents, you get slow-feathering sons and fast-feathering daughters.
With some parents, you get slow-feathering chicks of both genders.
With some parents, you get fast-feathering chicks of both genders.
And with some parents, you get both feathering rates mixed up among both genders!
 

NatJ

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Even which ones likely go with which mama would be very helpful!
If you have included photos of all the hens you have, I think the following will be true:

The pale ones who have little white feathers in their wings have mothers in the first photo (the gold-colored sexlinks that have white in their tails and around their necks.)

If any chicks are all black, or look like little penguins, they have the Black Sexlink as their mother. (She's black with gold in the neck & breast.)

The rest, I'm afraid I don't know.

Personally, I would keep one of each appearance, because I think variety is fun.
 

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