How do you tell sex-link Roos from Hens

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Zed3, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Zed3

    Zed3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Buff Orphington broody sitting on eggs from Barred Rock and Buff O hens. The rooster is also a Buff O. From what I read the chicks will be sex-linked. How will I be able to tell the roos from the hens once they hatch? Anyone have a picture?


    Thanks

    Zed
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Well, the BO/BR chicks will be sex-links, the BO/BO chicks will be BO [​IMG]

    I think rareroo and cowgirl71 both have pics of this cross, the hens come out really pretty. Basically, your roosters will be silverish and the pullets goldish. I think rareroo had some good chick pics, maybe he'll post or you can go looking for him.
     
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