I bought a lot of red sex link eggs. 10 doz Some of these dont look like red sex links lol.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by guineafowlguy, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. guineafowlguy

    guineafowlguy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2013
    Some of them are red sex links......But not all of them [​IMG]

    Hopefully you guys will be able to tell me what i got.

    Hope no one minds high def photos of cute adorable chicks [​IMG]

    Also if the red and white ones are red sex links.........than i have 8 hens and 23 roos [​IMG]

    Hen.... I think...... very collorfull for a red sex link lol


    Roo... with a black spot on his head


    And one more photo of all the black chicks

    plus a red hen with a black head.


    would the black ones be black sex links?

    Also what is up with my reds having spots and stripes.

    I didn't see that in the hatchery picture.

    They are all cute but i dont know what i have know lol

    What do you guys think? I think a bad roo got in with the rong hens lol.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2013
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

    Mar 20, 2012
    Not sure what the other ones are, but some of the black ones look like Black Sex Links.
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    When you breed a hybrid, such as a Red Sex Link, you don't get more Red Sex Links, of course. You get an array of birds in white, red, red and white, black, white with red streaks, white with black streaks, etc.

    The Sex Link thing is a one time deal. Doesn't work in subsequent generations.

    The good news is that they'll be good layers, no doubt.
  4. guineafowlguy

    guineafowlguy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2013
    I know that but maybe the person that sold me the eggs didn't.

    A red sex link only comes from a Rhode Island Red roo and a Delaware hen.

    I am pretty sure the black ones are black sex links though.

    The ones with stripes might be a red sex link to red sex link offspring.

    When researching sex links i heard that when you breed sex link to sex link you get the parent stock. Is any of that true or is it all false.

    If it is true you can breed the parent stock again to get sex link. But if it is not true than i get chicks with stripes [​IMG]

    I don't know. Will they maintain there ability to lay in the winter months like the red sex link? I heard they were one of the few breeds that layed in winter.

    Also can i make my own red sex link with a white rock? Or is it only a Delaware.

  5. guineafowlguy

    guineafowlguy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 9, 2013
    All the questions above are just bonus for me but there is one question i want to know for sure.

    -------------> Will they lay through the winter like the parents?

    This is going to be the deciding factor in weather i sell them or not.

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