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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hayroad, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. hayroad

    hayroad New Egg

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    I picked up 6 of the pullits from an amish farm and I'm not sure of the breed, they are about 5 months old, and are very gentile with each other (until my son tossed a frog in the coop). I hope someone can identify them for me.[​IMG]

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] You have a beautiful flock of red sex link pullets. Soon to be laying if not already.
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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  4. hayroad

    hayroad New Egg

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    Thanks, I Couldn't really understand the amish lady that sold them to me. Any info on these ladies would be greatly appreciated.
     
  5. TurtlePowerTrav

    TurtlePowerTrav T.K.'s Farm

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    Check out the breeds section and look under sex-link
     
  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    red sex links are great layers
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Red sex links are produced by breeding a red rooster over a silver hen. The female chicks hatch out red or gold-based, the males are silver based. Thus the color is linked to the sex. Different breeds can be used for this cross and different hatcheries call their crosses different things....gold comets, red stars, cinnamon queens are the common names. They're usually great layers of large brown eggs, fairly docile and overall great family birds. Some folks here have had problems with health issues from being bred for high production, but that's a YMMV thing. Mine have been great.
     

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