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I know it's a hen but what breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CharterChick, Sep 13, 2014.

  1. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got her from my sister. She thought having one chicken in her backyard would be fun but it was lonely and cried a lot! She's a consistent daily layer.

    Here she is.

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    This is her egg

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Red sex link.
     
  3. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on Red Sex Link hen. They are egg laying machines. :eek:)
     
  6. AnnieSantiago

    AnnieSantiago Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the difference between a red sex link and a Rhode Island Red?
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Red Sex Links are hybrids produced by crossing a red gene rooster (either a Rhode Island Red, New Hampshire Red, or Production Red) with a silver gene hen (either a White Rock, Rhode Island White, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Delaware, or Light Sussex). The resulting offspring can be sexed by color from hatching. Male chicks are whitish, female chicks are reddish. Red Sex Link hens are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    P.S. Visually you can tell an adult Red Sex Link hen from an adult Rhode Island Red hen because the Red Sex Link hen, though reddish, will have white underfluff which is missing in the RIR hen.
     
  9. CharterChick

    CharterChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is just over 4 months old and lays an egg every day of the week! I told her she can take a day off if she wants since the others lay only 4-6 eggs a week lol
     
  10. AnnieSantiago

    AnnieSantiago Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So can you tell if this is a RIR or a Red Sex Link pullet?
    She does have white underfeathers...

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