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PICTURES of my cucoo Maran/Buff Silkie crosses

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JudyMcKinn, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I have taken some pics of my 3 month old cross chicks that some of you may remember from when they hatched. They are from my cucoo Marans hens and my buff Silkie roo, Maurice. Hatched 6, and 3 are varied colored and 3 are identical black with some gold feathers showing in their necks. I am wondering if this cross made a sex-link cross. Will post a pic of each of the ones I am now suspecting are roos, and a pic of one of the black identical three, who I am suspecting are pullets, if they are sex link. If they aren't then I haven't a clue as to sex yet. All 6 have 5 toes, feathered feet, and small crest. Here is the darker red mottled one. Named Bandit at the suggestion of one of our BYC members.
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    Here is the lighter buff.
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    And the cucoo one.
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    And one of the 3 identical black with red neck feathers.
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    And, at the same time I hatched these, I bought a couple black sex-link pullets at the Cackle hatchery. here is the one I hatched (has foot feathers) and the black sex link from the hatchery. What do you think? Did I hatch Marans/Silkie sex links??

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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    crazy mutts I wonder if they will lay darker eggs

    Hmm post when they start laying

    Henry
     
  3. Julie in Al

    Julie in Al Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Judy, I bet the black ones are girls and the buff and multicolor are Boys. you sure can get some interesting looking chickens. That first one will be a conversation piece.
     
  4. DrumStick

    DrumStick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cute chickens judymckinn.[​IMG]
     
  5. HenHaven

    HenHaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think your hunch may be right, LOL! You may have stumbled onto your own version of sex links. The coloring on your "girls" looks like a poofy, feathery version of the hatchery SL. Congratulations!

    Edited to add: If Klingons had chickens, they would look like #1, LOL! He needs a great name to go along with his rugged good looks!!!!
     
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  6. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    How cool are they??? [​IMG]
     

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