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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

    Mar 5, 2008
    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

    Mar 5, 2008
    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
    Los Angeles CA
    can u post pics?
  4. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southeast MI
    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

    Jun 14, 2008
    [​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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