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Help me choose a chicken breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tinarose2001, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. tinarose2001

    tinarose2001 In the Brooder

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    I'm tired of playing the 'is it a roo or is it a hen' game! Our space is too small to keep more than one rooster and I'd prefer not to have any but my rate of roosters is very high every time I choose more chicks. Sooo....I really like my Red Sex Links for brown egg laying, I'm wondering if there is another 'Sex Linked' bird that lays white eggs? I'd like a little egg color variety but I didn't know if there were any breeds that could be sexed with near 100% accuracy that also lay white eggs. Any insight you could provide would be appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. Tricoglossus

    Tricoglossus Songster

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    If you don't want the hassle of chicks that become roosters why don't you buy some point of lay pullets?
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    California Whites which are a cross between California Gray roosters and White Leghorn hens are apparently sex-linked to feather sex at hatch.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    You could also buy sexed pullet chicks. Yes, it's possible that you'll get a whoopsie-roo in there, but I've only ever had one surprise roo out of hundreds of chicks ordered.
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Crowing

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    I dont know about white eggs, but I fyou are wanting a colorful egg basket. You could get crested cream legbars, they are an auto sexing breed and lay blue eggs. But I have never seen anyone sell anything but eggs so most likley you would have to hatch you own eggs.
     

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