1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Double post, please delete

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Simcha, Aug 3, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Simcha

    Simcha Hatching

    Aug 2, 2011
    One of my broody hens hatched 7 of 9 eggs placed under her. 2 of the eggs hatched came from: Silver Spangled Hamburg roo and Welsummer hen. 5 of the eggs hatched came from: Silver Spangeled Hamburg roo and Delaware hen. I don't quite have a grasp on the genetic aspect but was wondering if these combinations produce sex linked chicks. The chicks hatched from Delaware eggs are 2 distinct groups - one mostly black, the other group has white markings on top of the head. The Welsummer chicks hatched both have the "eye liner" which typically means female, but would that be the case with this mix? Thank you for your help in determining the sex of these chicks.

    Delware mix chicks (note mostly black vs. white on the heads)


    Welsummer mix chick on left, Delware mix on right
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

  2. Chiko

    Chiko Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    I am not so sure about the breed. And they are way to young to tell the gender.
  3. mama24

    mama24 Songster

    Mar 7, 2010
    GSO, NC
    I don't know enough about chicken genetics, but I would like to see if someone who does has any thoughts. Maybe the Dellie mixed chicks with the lighter heads are the boys???
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by