Black legs black beaks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by woolymammoth, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Out Of The Brooder

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    All of my chickens at yellow legged and yellow beaked. I started hatching chicks out of them this morning and 2 so far out of the 10 that have hatched are black beaked and black legged. My chikens are RIR BO Doms amd BR. I have RIR Dom Roos and 2 silver ducking banty Roos and a buff roo. Where did the black legs and beaks come from
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a sex link cross. If you have a solid rooster over a barred hen you can get chicks like that. It looks like that would a possibility in your flock, right? If so, those are pullets.
     
  3. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Rhode Island red Roos a buff banty too an I have barred rock and Dominique hens
     
  4. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The RIR and Barred Rocks will give you black sex link crosses (maybe the other, too, but not sure.) Cool, isn't it? You also probably have some chicks with white spots on their heads, which would be your males. They'll be barred. Here is a link to a thread about it. Scroll down the first post to the Black Sex Link section and you'll see a picture that probably looks like your chicks.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your black barred birds carry extended black, so the chicks will have black.
     

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