Identify breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jekka, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Jekka

    Jekka In the Brooder

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    20180402_214741.jpg 20180402_214757.jpg Can anyone identify this chick breed. I bought 10 from a supply store under the assumption they were buff Orphington chicks. They are not. I am not sure what they are. They are just under 3 weeks old.
     

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    You'll have to wait and see I think. The color could even out in the next molt. But I'm thinking you more likely have a Red Sexlink maybe.
     
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  3. Sparrowsong98

    Sparrowsong98 Songster

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    Looks like a red sex link. Tsc always is mixing up their birds. They gave me polish instead of wyandottes and caused me a whole lot of problems.
     
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  4. Jekka

    Jekka In the Brooder

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    Thanks for your responses. I've never had red sex links before. How do they compare to buff Orpingtons as far as temperament and production?
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Less docile than Orpingtons but much better egg production....typically.
     
  6. Jekka

    Jekka In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
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  7. Jekka

    Jekka In the Brooder

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    Okay I don't know if this helps or not but I dont think they are red sex links. I think I may have a rooster or 3. I don't know. 20180404_212812.jpg 20180404_212800.jpg
     
  8. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    IF they're red sexlinks, and are yellow chicks coming in red... then they're female. If they're white chicks coming in white and red they're cockerels.
     
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  9. Jekka

    Jekka In the Brooder

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    I do have one buff Orpington chick. For sure orpington. Came from another store after they gave me a mushy ameraucana. Could not tell them apart as day old chicks. I also have golden sex link chicks (I was told red and gold sex links are the same) that has lots more white. They were supposed to be all pullets. 20180405_082612.jpg 20180405_082749.jpg 20180405_082704.jpg
     
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  10. Jekka

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    I contacted the hatchery. Turns out they are sagittas.
     
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