Confused on sex of a sexlink!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JacksFarmNGardn, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 chicks that hatched 2-16. Dad is buff orpington,mom is light brahma. The chicks therefore are sexlinks. I'm confused about one of them though. It started off yellow down,and white feathers coming in. But after the first week,they started getting darker. Is this a male or female? If female,why did it start off,looking like a male?

    One in question is the first 2. There are 2 buffs and 4 whites. This is the only one that looks like this.
     
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  2. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In not sure that brahma and orp mix are sexlinks .First ive heard of that.
    i have many brahma and Orp mixes Many of my hens are black thats true but ive had other colors too like buff and even a partridge from lavender orp mix.. and variety of roo colors. I have lavender buff lemon black black laced chocolate crele pure orp roos and 2 colors brahma and many mixed colored roos from the mixes.
     
  3. JacksFarmNGardn

    JacksFarmNGardn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red/buff males and silver gened females make sexlinks.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your genetics should be sound. I think the first bird is a female. Buff makes things a bit trickier with the down color, it's different than red-red and can make things harder to see until the big feathers come in.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's not any color of Orpington or Brahma. It has to be a buff Orpington rooster over a light Brahma hen. blacks, lavender, etc won't work, neither will reversing the genders.
     
  6. and-roo

    and-roo Chillin' With My Peeps

    The chicken calculator says you should get buff females and yellowish males, which are two fairly close colors... I would just go with the darker ones being females and vice versa
     
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  7. JacksFarmNGardn

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    thanks! It took a bit for me to understand sexlinks. I didnt think it was true that this pairing made them,as my first batch were all the same. I really did luck out on all girls! Lol! This one threw me off, but regardless how they started,it is buff and therefore female. Im happy,one more hen to lay eggs for me!
     

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