Old fan, new member

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sharonpavey, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. sharonpavey

    sharonpavey Just Hatched

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    Hi, I'm Sharon. I have used this site for information for a couple of years, but just decided to join. I just have 2 hens right now but will be getting a couple more soon. I have a black Australorp, Henrietta, and a kind of light red that I was told was an RIR, Gertrude. I've had RIR's before and they were a darker red than this one, so I'm not sure. She's a light golden red with a lot of white. ??? Really love this site.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Sharon, welcome to BYC. Sounds as if Gertrude may be a red sex link.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Sharon. Glad you decided to our flock. Gertrude definitely sounds like a Red Sex Link hen. I've raised them for years, and along with my Black Sex Links, they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. Assuming she's a Red Sex Link, you should get loads of eggs from Gertrude. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. JDchicks

    JDchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our "flock".

    Gertrude does sound like a Red Sex-Link. To confirm this, you can post a photo of her either here or in the What Breed or Gender section: What Breed Or Gender is This?

    Good luck with your two hens!
     
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Urban Flock

    Urban Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. I like your chicken names. We had a Henrietta once.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Cute names![​IMG]
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Red sex links are great layers - welcome to the flock.
     

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