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Definitely a mongrel, but who were the parents?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AlexChat, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. AlexChat

    AlexChat Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2015
    This is Tikka, currently suffering with some mites but we're working hard to sort her out. Definitely a girl, we're pretty sure she's a mongrel, would anyone like to suggest possible parents? She lays quite pale eggs with no spots or markings. When she was little she had what looked like eye-liner and quite dark little 'eyes' on her back.

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    She appears to be either a sex link, or maybe a leghorn welsummer mix, but it's just a guess.
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  3. AlexChat

    AlexChat Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 28, 2015
    Oh that's clever, I'd not heard of Sex Links before - but a quick good and she does look similar, maybe apart from the 'collar'? - Good idea to have colour be a guide to gender, given the number of rogue males we ended up with :(
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    There are also black sex links. The color at birth defines gender - close to foolproof way of getting pullets

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