breed of baby chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Collins Chicks, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. Collins Chicks

    Collins Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought fertile eggs that were black/red star, japanese bantum, and silkie. Does anyone know which one this is?
     
  2. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would Japanese. Definitely not silkie. And red stars typically don't have chipmunk stripes
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I agree, probably Japanese.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    ditto
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that might be a Red Star, Japanese Bantams from what I've seen are normally more of a whitish color.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Were they advertised as being red stars and black stars or red star/black star indicating a cross - same for the other breeds listed, were they supposed to be pure breed eggs or eggs from a flock with those breeds comingling? Were they sourced from an individual or a hatchery? The names "red star" and "black star" are marketing names used to sell red and black sex links -- RSL and BSL can be created with any number of crosses and,depending on the breeds used, can result in chicks with varying markings -- if it is a matter of RSL/BSL crossings then that would further muddy the waters as you would have the potential of up to four different breeds being in the mix.
     
  7. Collins Chicks

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    they were advertized as black/red star pure breed. The Japanese and silkies are a local guy that are pure.
     
  8. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that looks to me like it's a Red Star female.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Red stars and black stars are not pure breeds. They are cross bred sexlinks. They do not breed true. Black sexlinks (black stars) are usually a cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and a barred hen. Male chicks are barred (black with a white/yellow spot on the back of the head), female chicks are usually solid black. Red sexlinks (red stars) are usually a cross between a red rooster and a silver (black and white) hen. The male chicks are white/yellow, and the female chicks are golden or red.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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