Question on Red Sex Links

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by meathook, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. meathook

    meathook Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought some hens from MPC. 5 Red Sex Links and one EE. Does anyone know how these RSLs are told apart at birth? Is it by color? By feathers? What I am asking is it a fool proof method for assuring hens?
     
  2. ArizonaNessa

    ArizonaNessa Joyfully Addicted

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    Red Sex Link males are white if proper breeding took place.

    Females are a cinnamon color.
     
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  3. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    From what I've read it's by color. The girls are chipmunk and the boys are white. Mine were brown and all girls at 16 weeks.
     
  4. meathook

    meathook Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine were all redish with two darker chipmonky stripes I assumed it was by color just curious. They are three weeks today and looking very different now.
     
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  5. ArizonaNessa

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    sounds like pullets to me
     

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