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I'm a new momma, what do I have???

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Angerbat, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Angerbat

    Angerbat New Egg

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    My rhode island red hen decided to be a brooder and now I have five, hopefully six little baby chicks. I'm not sure what I have. Dad is a rhode island red, possible moms, barred rock hen, black sex link, golden sex link, and rhode island red. What would the sex links produce?
     
  2. Angerbat

    Angerbat New Egg

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    O.k. I think one is from the barred rock hen and is a male black sex link.
    3 of the chickes are redish so I am assuming they are from the rhode island red or the golden sex links, the fifth one is more yellow with some redish stripes down it's back. I don't know if the last egg will hatch or not. Started with 8 eggs and 2 disappeared along the brooding way.
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
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    can u post pics?
     
  4. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If any of them are black they are black sex links. Roosters will have a white spot on their head, hens will be all black. RIR x RIR will obviously produce a RIR, the others will be "mutts", but should be great egg producers.
     
  5. CleverYou

    CleverYou Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] you may have something good with the rir and the br......to make a black sexlink chicken..you need a.... RIR and a Barred Rock Hen That makes a black sexlink/blackstar
     

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