cross between BO/BA

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenCat, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. ChickenCat

    ChickenCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some gorgeous chicks that were hatched Nov. 14th. Now help me figure if I have a "breed". I have a BA rooster, a BO rooster, and BA and BO hens. I know they crossed and some of the chicks have the most beautiful coloring to their feathers. Are they considered a sex-link?
     
  2. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Buff Orp roo x Aussie hens could make sexlinks (Aussies often times carry the silver gene, so this would make a "red sexlink"). If the Aussies carry silver, males will be white/black, females buff/black. However what I've heard is that you can't sex chicks of this cross at hatch, because they develop these separate colors with time. So technically they are not sex-links, because they cannot be sexed at hatch. [​IMG]

    You can pm RAREROO for more info, he knows SO much! [​IMG]
     
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures! We need pictures!!! [​IMG]

    BTW, Cowgirl71, I love your avatar pic. That calf is so cute.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]

    Yes, pics please!!!
     
  5. Oboistonquack

    Oboistonquack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks! [​IMG]

    Yes, pics please!!!

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