1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Breed Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lisa920, May 23, 2016.

  1. lisa920

    lisa920 Chillin' With My Peeps

    72
    3
    51
    Mar 30, 2016
    Virginia
    What breed is this?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

    5,427
    1,468
    351
    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    If you got them from a feed store or hatchery (which it looks like you have done), these aren't a breed but a commercial hybrid mix known as a Red Sex Link....and they are pullets.

    They are generally amiable birds and prolific layers of large brown eggs, albeit their best years generally are the first 2 and they can significantly slow down thereafter.

    The hybrid mix is result of a red based roo over a silver (white-ish) based female to genetically create chicks that are gender identifiable at hatch by the down color.

    Female chicks are reddish fawn in color and grow up to be red birds with white trim (the silver leakage).

    Male chicks are yellow down in color and grow up to be white birds with some red barring on the wings and sometimes some red leakage.

    This gender trick only works the first generation. If you breed a RSL to a RSL you simply get red birds of both genders (with some white trim).

    Enjoy them. They are wonderful additions to any layer flock.

    LofMc
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    81,041
    8,150
    766
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 2
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by