Breed help.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pamperedamber, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we first got her I was told she was a Golden Orpington. Being new to chickens I had no idea that she was so not that.
    Any ideas of what she is mixed with to get this coloring. And is she a she? About 15-17 weeks.
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    She looks like a red sex-link, probably crossed with a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire Red rooster and a White Plymouth Rock or Delaware hen.
     
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  3. pamperedamber

    pamperedamber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I had a hard time figuring this one out. She is so much lighter and has more white than the Red sexlinks i have seen.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    She is a red/gold sex link. There is no such color in Orps as Golden, maybe they meant Buff, but she is not one of those anyway. A sex link is a hybrid, not a true breed, a cross of two breeds easy to sex at hatch due to color differences in male and female.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. scrambled please

    scrambled please Out Of The Brooder

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    Sex link yummy eggs coming!!!
     

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