Help! I think I have too many roosters!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by carrivan, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. carrivan

    carrivan Hatching

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    Can Someone tell what breed these chickens are? They are about 8 weeks old. And how many are hens? I'm pretty sure the mostly brown one (in the back is a hen, not sure about the others. But 2 of them have started crowing. Sorry for the bad picts, they didn't want to stand still. Thanks in advance for any help![​IMG]. [​IMG]
     
  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Wow. That stinks. All are males.

    I can't tell about the brown one in the middle...but the rest are all cockerels.

    They're not a breed, they're a "hybrid." They are a sex-link of some type...I'm assuming red sex-link. At birth, the males are born with white fuzz and the females born with brownish red fuzz. The sexers at the hatchery are able to tell the males from the females by the color of the down (fuzz).
     
  3. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    I agree, the white ones look to be red sex-link males.
     
  4. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

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    Oh don't eat them their cuteee.
     
  5. ve

    ve Songster

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    Sex links .Only the darcker one can be girl
     
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:But they'll be yummy for DAYS afterwards! [​IMG]
     
  7. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Yes- it looks like you have a group of Red Stars. I'll trade you some Black Stars- and then we can both have too many roos, but at least they'll be different colors. [​IMG]
     
  8. joanie_maine

    joanie_maine Songster

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    Chicken & Dumplings!!!!

    They're roos, except for maybe the brown one.
     

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