Is this a Red Sexlink?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by melindax4, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. melindax4

    melindax4 New Egg

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    I have two chickens that both of the previous owners say are red sexlinks but they look very different. Which one is which and what is the other one? I was told they are both girls and the lighter one was supposed to be laying but hasn't. In the past couple days her legs and feet have turned a reddish color.

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  2. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 pics of my sexlink. Its hard to tell for sure by your pics but the 2nd pic looks a lot like my hen. The 1st pic might be a RIR ( rhode island red ) or poss a young Roo. Good luck :)
     
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi welcome to BYC.
    Did the seller say they were first generation crosses?
     
  4. juliefarms

    juliefarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Love the little chick pic :) cute!!
     
  5. melindax4

    melindax4 New Egg

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    The seller just told me they were red sexlinks. However the person who sold me the lighter one also sold me a sumatra/ameracauna mix that was supposed to be a girl and he started crowing a few weeks ago.
     
  6. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would expect that a red sex link pullet would be red. A sex link is a cross that produces chicks that can be identified by color at hatching, When they are bred they can, being mutts themselves produce anything. She still will probably be a good layer. The parent breeds used are usually good layers.
     

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