Questions about BLRW chicks.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Rainwolf, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    Can you tell which is male/female?
    Can you tell what color they will be?

    I need to pick 1 to test under the broody hen to make sure she will accept. (first time broody)
    No idea which one to try! :he

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  2. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    It put number 1 under the broody... here's hoping for a good mama with a first time broody.
     
  3. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    well that did not work so chick is back in the brooder box :(
    I had high hopes she would take the chicks but she attacked the one (which I quickly rescued) then ran for her nest and started brooding away again.
     
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    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know how to tell but those sure are some pretty chicks!
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Can't tell gender, but the last two are black laced red, the first is blue laced red, and the second is either light blue or splash laced red.
     
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    Thanks!
    I had heard that sometimes they can be sexed as day olds but can't figure how... did not think they were colored by sex but how else could you tell with day olds?

    Black's will be great! I've raised splash and blue before but not black.
     
  7. hoppy

    hoppy I'm not all fluff

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    to sex day one, pull out the wing and look at the tip (outer most feathers) if they lay in a row even, then male, if they are long/short/ long, then female. this is only good up to about day 3 and I find if they are super fuzzy and you can't see the feather pattern, usually is male.

     
  8. Rainwolf

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    based on this i tried..... but i think i failed as i could never be so lucky as to get 4 girls....
     
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so interesting to hear! I just hatched some BLRW chicks a couple days ago, and I'm still learning about the breed. Is one preferable to the other? I'm toying with the idea of breeding them, if these end up looking close to SOP. I don't want to contaminate the gene pool if they are not good examples, so knowing ahead of time would be nice. I'd love to hear what you would predict for my chicks, if you don't mind.

    Here's a shot of the first four to hatch:
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    Here's a front shot of the one on the far left (he didn't want to cooperate for the group shot)
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    (I swear the toe is normal, I just caught the photo when it was at a weird angle)

    And then this is my last to hatch chick (she was still in the egg when the other pic was taken)
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    I'm guessing all four are either light blue or splash? I'm not sure though. (I'm not even quite clear on the light blue and how it compares to regular blue)
     

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