My mixed chicks (RIR and BSL) genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joecontreras, May 1, 2011.

  1. joecontreras

    joecontreras Out Of The Brooder

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    My six week old mixed chicks, RIR (hen) and BSL (roo). What genders are they possibly?

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  2. ggrap

    ggrap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting the way the feathers came out. Blk Sexlinks are usually half RIR, so a lot of that breed in there probably. They are both male in the first pic, bottom one looks female.
     
  3. joecontreras

    joecontreras Out Of The Brooder

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    I was really surprised by the amount of white on the two. Especially the hen? who is almost all white with a little black. The speckled red and black one has an area from about the middle of his back to the beginning of his tail feathers that is black and white that I am not sure the pictures show well, so it makes for a odd coloring.
     
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  4. joecontreras

    joecontreras Out Of The Brooder

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    Also, can anyone speculate on the ear colors? I have read that white ears = white egg layers and colored ears = brown eggs. The hen looking chick has white ears (Almost everything about her is white or very light) but came from brown egg.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:I can't tell the ear colors, but two brown laying breeds (your parents) are going to make a brown laying baby. So you're pullets will all lay brown eggs.

    I'm enjoying looking at your colors, I have a home-grown bsl roo this year and I think my cochin's getting broody--I'm excited to see how the barring will come through on my non-barred ladies!
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:x2 Pretty chickens.
     

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