I.D. My chickens please?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Colorado Chick, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Colorado Chick

    Colorado Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    163
    6
    63
    Sep 27, 2014
    I am brand new to chickens, and i before purchasing chickens, i researched Buff Orpingtons. I chose them because they are great for small yards. So i went to the feed store and ordered them. I posted pictures a few days ago in another post and a member asked me for sure if they were Buffs. Then another member mentioned that they be red star/red sex links. Based on pictures that i have seen on the net, i think they may be right. But i wanted to run it past you all to make double sure. Who would have thought that owning three chickens would be such a learning curve!!!!!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,713
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Congratulations on your new flock! X2 It actually looks like you have some sort of Red Sex Link (they go by various names depending on the breeder/hatchery, Red Star, Golden Comet, ISA Brown etc)... they are a wonderful cross bred to produce a whole lot of big brown eggs.
     
  3. Julia62

    Julia62 Chillin' With My Peeps

    332
    21
    88
    Jun 18, 2014
    Reno, NV
    Those look like my Ginger and she is a Red Sex Link. I was told she was an Easter Eger, not! But, she is a great chicken!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,340
    4,391
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Yup those look like sex links.
     
  5. Colorado Chick

    Colorado Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    163
    6
    63
    Sep 27, 2014
    Ha ha, that didnt take long! Thank you for the help and the welcomes. Now i will research the breed thoroughly and hopefully they are neighbor friendly!!!!! that and tomorrow the feed store is going to get a call.......:)
    I have to laugh about these girls, the largest one is called henny penny, and she is such a busy body. I was in their enclosed are working on their new gate, she hopped from the coop top, to the top of the loose gate i was holding up! she hopped up ther and thoroughly inspected it for a few minutes, let me take some pictures of her, then she let me get back to work. Silly girl :)
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,340
    4,391
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    LOL just realized your username is Colorado Chick! That is my GFM name!!!!![​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  7. Colorado Chick

    Colorado Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    163
    6
    63
    Sep 27, 2014
    i just realized that this and all of my other posts were placed under the new member introductions. Sorry forum monitors- didnt mean to do that! :) im glad they are known to be good egg producers, i eat alot of eggs!!!! thanks everyone!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    25,582
    2,165
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. You definitely have Red Sex Link hens and they are egg laying machines. You will get loads of large, brown eggs from those ladies. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your RSLs.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    85,591
    16,805
    866
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    They definitely are not Buff orpingtons.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,607
    1,333
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Your hens are Red Sex-links.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by