Can you help identify this chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by buffslat, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. buffslat

    buffslat Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a chick that said it was a gold sex link. It looked just like all the other chicks in the bin, but now that it is getting some feathers it doesn't look like any pictures I can find.
    Here is a pic of her wing. If you can give me any ideas it would be great.

    Thanks
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  2. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gold Sexlinks (Golden Stars, Red Stars, Red Sexlinks, Cinnamon Queens, Golden Comets, whatever you want to call them) are a "hybird" created so that the chicks have different colored down and can be sexed by color at hatching. This means that they are a mixed breed and, depending on the breeds used to create them (RIR or New Hampshire crossed with White Plymouth Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Delaware, etc) and on the particular bird they can vary in shades of golden/brown/yellow. No two will look alike because they are not pure, do not breed true, and are not bred to be a specific shade/color or have a certain body type.
     
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  3. Kara515

    Kara515 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure has some pretty feathers coming in!!! Larry says if you need some glasses to get a better look at your new chicks, he can tell you a great place to get some!! [​IMG] Did you see that TSC had some Gold Sex Links also? They also had a bin of "Red Pullets". That sounds exactly like what Fleabuskitty was describing! I will be wanting to see pictures as the baby grows more feathers and changes!
     
  4. buffslat

    buffslat Out Of The Brooder

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    I understand about the cross breeding, but was just wondering if the coloring looked right or if I might have something else. I actually like the coloring. It is different than what I was expecting.

    Yes I saw those at TSC, but they want you to buy 6 at a time and that is more than I want at the moment.
     
  5. Fleabuskitty

    Fleabuskitty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I guessed you would know about the cross. What I meant was that they can be a variety of colors and that yours does look like a Gold Sexlink. Although it also looks like a lot like a New Hampshire, but if you were told Gold Sexlink I would just go with that [​IMG]
     

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