If a red sexlink hen crosses with a RIR?BuffOrp roo can the chicks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by peacebird, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    still be id'd by color? If so then I *think we have 3 girls and a boy... The "female" chicks are putting out white wing feathers and starting to put plump little fannies out. THe "boy" hasn't started his feathers or fanny bump yet.... [​IMG]

    Do the different sex chicks develop at different rates?

    I'm guessing the three are girls because they are pretty gold to goldrust puffballs with darker spots on the forehead, and the boy is almost white.... But then - I'm trying to "sex" 6 day chicks based on internet sites. DO NOT TYPE "sex link chicks" into google without quotes around it!!! [​IMG]

    the results are frightening.... [​IMG]
     
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    DO NOT TYPE "sex link chicks" into google without quotes around it!!!

    the results are frightening....

    [​IMG] I've typed in black sex links...........I almost fell out of my chair. It's was a good thing no one was around. Try explaining that one.​
     
  3. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]:lau:eek::D[​IMG] OMG I am dying here !
     
  4. mdbucks

    mdbucks Cooped Up

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    Quote:[​IMG] I've typed in black sex links...........I almost fell out of my chair. It's was a good thing no one was around. Try explaining that one.

    I'll have to try that one, I'll be back in about 4 days [​IMG]
    I did try "Buckeye Chicks" and got some good results
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No, they are not sexlinks and can't be reliably sexed by color. Sometimes males are slower to feather out and get tail feathers, but not always.
     
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  6. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    I cross my Red Star Sex Links with a RIR rooster & No, they are not able to be color sexed reliably. I have had the prettiest red roo with white wing tips & butt feathers you ever seen!!!

    They are great birds though. A lot of people say not to breed the hybrids, but I do. I breed them to an egg laying breed of rooster, though. That may be why my hens from these crosses are good layers too.


    Jean


    **Southern** I bet that was a shock!!! [​IMG]
     
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  7. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine were "accidents" - I didn't get the eggs one weekend (thought my son was doing it) and - lo! my little cochins went broody..... Their eggs didn't pan out but they kept stealing the red sex link hens eggs while i was at work and now I have 4 chicks of unknown sex.... LOL!

    I guess if they start CROWING I'll know....
     

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