Gold or Red sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by babyrnlc, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that Goldie is older I wanted to see if you knew her breed. She was from the assorted pullet bin from the feed store, they get their chicks from Ideal.

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sex Links are hybrids, not breeds, but in any case, the absence of white feathers mixed in leads me to think a New Hampshire type Red hen. Realizing, of course, that hatchery stock isn't really up to standards as to any real breed. Nonetheless, she looks amazing and I think she'll be great layer for you. I like the bright yellow of the legs. She has that orange NH look while a true RIR would be a rich, almost red/black, deep in color.
     
  3. babyrnlc

    babyrnlc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    Sex Links are hybrids, not breeds, but in any case, the absence of white feathers mixed in leads me to think a New Hampshire type Red hen. Realizing, of course, that hatchery stock isn't really up to standards as to any real breed. Nonetheless, she looks amazing and I think she'll be great layer for you. I like the bright yellow of the legs. She has that orange NH look while a true RIR would be a rich, almost red/black, deep in color.

    Someone else suggested New Hamp red. I am good with that! They lay well. I just want to know what to call her! That is two for new hampshire red! When she was little I was told she was a gold sex link or red sex link and the girl at the feed store said gold sex link​
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Basically, what Fred said [​IMG]

    Most commercial sex-link hens do have white/lighter on the back end. Her dark instead makes me think NH, also. Love the brighter color vs RIR, also.
     

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