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Cross breed/ sex link question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by New2TheCoop, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I hatched out 4 out of 9 eggs under a buff Orpington hen (it was her & my first time hatching eggs). The orp hens are with a dark Brahama rooster. 3 chicks are black with a yellow belly. And 1 is buff.

    They aren't sex linked are they? Or do I have three boys & one girl

    Here they are side by side

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  2. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick down is strange for the cross. You should have hatched striped back with a buff ground color or dark brown backed chicks with red faces.

    Tim
     
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  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you color correct (touch up) this photo any or does the black chick actually have a red comb already?
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at the combs too, they look weird. Can you post pictures of your buff hens and the brahma rooster? Do you know for sure the buffs are orps and not gold sexlinks?
     
  6. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red is because they were picked on. I put them in with some 1 week old ducks, but had to move them after a few hours.

    Dark Brahama's
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  7. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The yellow chick does have the "chipmunk" stripes on its back. I believe their faces are only red from being picked on. The black chicks beaks are black close to the face, and yellow to the tip
     
  8. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They haven't been edited.
     
  9. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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