I purchased 3 red sexlinks I love the colors so I purchased a few baby chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by newbabys, Sep 29, 2016.

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    My baby chicks are all different colors so I have 2 questions 1 are these in fact red sexlinks (talking about my older pullets) and two in the group of baby chicks could I have more than one type of chicken they are all so different in color?

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    My new baby chicks [​IMG]
     
  3. newbabys

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    From what I have read the white ones such as this one would be the boy he has a little bit of brown in the wings very light brown [​IMG]
     
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    But I also have some that are all white with teal feathers and without tail feathers[​IMG]
     
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    I also have a few that have no tail feather at all and their body is Tiny compared to the others. They are from the same group [​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yes, your hens are sex links.

    Did you purchase sexed pullets, with the chicks? Or straight run? From a hatchery?

    It looks like either a straight run batch, and yes the all white birds would be male, the gold headed birds female. Or, you bought second generation sex links from a private breeder and the sex is no longer linked to the color, in which case you're not going to be able to sex them until about 6 weeks.
     
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    Thank you all. The difference shades of brown is diffrent on some girls so I guess they will all look a little diffrent. All from TSC half pullets half strait run so yes I do see a lot of boys. Thank you for the feedback. I read that strait run sometimes has more than one breed and I found 2 leghorns. Or so I think lol I will let them get older to sex them so I can be sure ♡ thank you again
     

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