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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ArkanzanWheeler, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. ArkanzanWheeler

    ArkanzanWheeler Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new at this chicken stuff but I am interested in doing it. I kept saying I was going to get some for a long time but I wanted to build the coop first, well we were at a flea market and they had some so I went ahead and got them (no more dragging my feet). I am not sure what type these even are but the rooster looks good, I took a couple of pics but they do not do any justice. I have had them for 2 weeks now but no eggs, they are nesting in an old dog house until I build a coop for them but I will ask about that in a different post. They are still a little scared (chicken...lol) so the best time I could get a pic is when they were eatting.
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  2. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    The roo is a game of some variety, you can tell by the way his comb and wattles have been dubbed and just the over all body conformation.
     
  3. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lovely chickens, especially the roo! Once they settle down and feel safe in their new home they should start laying. Do you know how old they are? The hen looks young, maybe she hasn't started laying yet.
     
  4. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Your Rooster is a Sliver Phoenix and the other looks like a sex link.
    (WOOPS I meant Golden! Sorry)
     
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2007
  5. ArkanzanWheeler

    ArkanzanWheeler Out Of The Brooder

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    I looked up Silver Phoenix and that looked close until I saw a pic of a Golden Phoenix, I know the pic does not bring it out good but his neck is deffinately gold color. I do not know what a Sex Link is and I could not find any pics like her. I am guessing that they are still young now that I have seen what he is suppose to look like when he grows up...lol. How old do they need to be to start laying? I am wanting to get some baby chicks from this pair in my yard so I was wondering how much longer you think it will be? They are actually coming to me when I call then for feeding time but only the hen will let me pick her up, the rooster takes off running! For a treat I will sitdown with the hen and let her eat out of my hand but the I do not think I will be able to get the rooster to do that, he is too scared and when he is not scared he is mean. But I wanted a rooster that would be able to scare off my dogs or the neighborhood cats and so far he is doing the job.
     
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    From Feathersite.com

    Sex-Links are chickens which can be sexed at hatching, usually by color but sometimes by feather development. They are planned crosses, which are hardier and more productive than their parents' respective breeds. (Ed. note: Be aware that these are breed hybrids and will not breed true.)

    Both Red and Black Sex-Links use a red male for the father. Either a Rhode Island Red or a New Hampshire may be used.

    Black Sex-Links are produced using a Barred Rock as the mother. Both sexes hatch out black, but the males have a white dot on their heads. Pullets feather out black with some red in neck feathers. Males feather out with the Barred Rock pattern along with a few red feathers. Black Sex-Links are often referred to as Rock Reds.

    Red Sex-Links are the result of various crosses. White Rocks with the silver factor (the dominant white gene would produce all white offspring) are crossed with a New Hampshire male to produce the Golden Comet. Silver Laced Wyandotte crossed with New Hampshire gives the Cinnamon Queen. Two other crosses are obtained with Rhode Island White x Rhode Island Red, and Delaware x Production Red. These two crosses are simply called Red Sex-Links. Males hatch out white and, depending on the cross, feather out to pure white or with some black feathering. Females hatch out buff or red also depending on cross, and they feather out in one of three ways.

    1. Buff with white or tinted undercolor (such as Golden Comet, Rhode Island Red x Rhode Island White)
    2. Red with White or tinted undercolor (Cinnamon Queen)
    3. Red with Red undercolor (Delaware x Production Red) (In this color pattern it is almost impossible to distinguish daughters' color from father's color.)
     
  7. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    The roo is a golden phoenix
     
  8. ArkanzanWheeler

    ArkanzanWheeler Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have a Golden Pheonix and a Cinnamon Queen Sex-Link?
     
  9. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I think so. Good Luck with breeding them, please keep us updated with photos of them and the babies.
     
  10. Country Gal

    Country Gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just my two-cents, but the hen kinda reminds me of an Isa Brown...
     

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