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Newly Hatched Chicks. What type are they?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jhomestead, Apr 5, 2016.

  1. jhomestead

    jhomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    This was my first hatch and I read a lot beforehand but am figuring out I've barely scratched the surface. For my first hatch I crossed the rooster pictured with my Barred Rock Hens and my Easter Egger. I thought the cross with the Barred Rocks would produce black sexlinks, but all the chicks have a lot of blue gray variation along with some black and none of the prominent white mark of a sexlink roo. I will post pictures of the chicks. If they aren't black sexlinks...what are they? And when will I be able to determine pullet or roo?
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  2. Whittni

    Whittni Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, easter eggers are just a random bag of genetics. That's why you didn't get sexlinks. Try barred rock x austalorp.
     
  3. jhomestead

    jhomestead Out Of The Brooder

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    I know the Easter Eggers aren't sexlinks. I'm wondering about the ones that were from the Barred Rock and this rooster.
     

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