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  1. Mccool321

    Mccool321 New Egg

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    I bred a RIR rooster to Cinnamon Queen hens. While I do know they aren't "True" Cinnamon queens....they DO have the sexable colors as chicks. How do I label them for selling? They are second generation CQ (from hens) Please help! I don't want to mislead anyone!
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Are you sure you have sexable coloration?
     
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  3. Mccool321

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    There are some that are all yellow and some that are a darkish brown/Red....
     
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  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I understand. Nice chicks. But I've done this breeding before and the chicks were not sexable. Making sex links is a one time thing, a one time cross of red over silve/white. When you breed the red cockbird back over sexlink females, the offspring are varying tones and shades of reddish brown, many with some white specks here and there.
     
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  6. Mccool321

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    Thank you :) should I classify them as red sexlinks then?
     
  7. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Nope. Just laying birds. Reddish in color.

    They're not anything. But they're chickens. ;-)
     
  8. Mccool321

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    Is there a difference in price on selling them as chicks and older having a name versus not?
     
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  9. donrae

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    Name or not, you have mixed breed birds. Sell them as brown egg laying birds.
     
  10. Sydney Acres

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    If you want to be more specific than "red mixed breed chicken," just label them as RIR X CQ chicks, which gives people specific information about the bird they are buying. If people ask what that means, explain that they are a mix of a RIR X a specific known hybrid mix, essentially a second generation mix with no predictable outcome whatsoever. There's nothing wrong with a mix breed chicken, as long as that is how they are represented at sale. They will be fabulous birds that will serve the purpose that most people want, which is to produce great eggs. It is also important to let people know that you cannot predict which will be hens and which will be roosters, so don't select based on the CQ's sex-linked qualities.
     

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