One of these chicks is not like the others

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Hands On Dad, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Hands On Dad

    Hands On Dad Out Of The Brooder

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    So I have 8 three week old buff Orpington chicks bought at our local feed store. Well I think I have 7, with one feathering out different from the rest. She started out slightly darker than the rest of the girls, but barely noticeable.

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    Here is Yolanda, she is one of the buffs, and they all look very similar to her.

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    And then there is Betty. Red sex link, buff cross, just a dark buff, something else?

    Whatever she turns out to be she is already a fan favorite with the boys. But I got the buff orpingtons because of their temperament. Any ideas?
     
  2. rainbowrooster

    rainbowrooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a lot of things, its just way too soon to tell.
     
  3. tj74roberts

    tj74roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a red sex-link cockerel to me, because of the white feathering, but I'm new to this and could totally be wrong.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Betty looks like a Red Sex-Link pullet to me.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like a Red Sex-link to me.
     
  6. Hands On Dad

    Hands On Dad Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I think she is a red sex link as well. Now I have to do some research on them. Anyone have red sex links? How are they?
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  8. Merro

    Merro Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red Sex Link - Some of the sweetest birds I've had.
    Was it the same color as the orps? If it was yellow instead of orange you're possibly in it for a roo.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Could be a red sex link pullet.

    Sex links mean the sex is linked to the color. Red/gold is female, silver/white is male. Look at the color of the breast as they feather in, that's the color of your bird. Your bird's breast is red, so if it is indeed a sex link, it's female.
     

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