Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Toothpick, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Toothpick

    Toothpick Songster

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    Yes. For now. Will be adding more hens so might keep a roster too.

    So confusing! But it’s useful to learn this stuff. Thanks!
     
  2. Toothpick

    Toothpick Songster

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    Here’s some chicks from the RIR rooster, Delaware, Black Australop, and RIR hens.

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  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    In the future, I'd keep track of the eggs coming from your Delaware, since once they hatch and dry out, you will be able to figure out the boys from the girls quickly.

    Keep in mind, you can't breed sex links to sex links and get a sex linked chick. It only works on the first generation. That's why they're considered a hybrid or a mix, because you can't breed them together and have consistent results.
     

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