Red sex link or hatchery quality New Hampshire?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LaurenM, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. LaurenM

    LaurenM Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this 21 week old pullet a red sex link or a hatchery quality New Hampshire? She was buff/yellow as a chick.

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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    She doesn't have the white feather one normally associates with a red sex link. You're guess at hatchery grade NH is as good as any.
     
  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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  4. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She doesn't look like a RSL to me. I don't know much about hatchery New Hampshires (or any NH's, for that matter). She's a pretty girl!
     
  5. LaurenM

    LaurenM Out Of The Brooder

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    Great, thank you! Now she just needs to LAY. :)
     
  6. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    She's the younger twin to my BOB (big orange broody). I always think of her as a hatchery NH, but never knew for sure. :)




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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your hen looks just like some New Hampshires from McMurray my friend has.

    The fact that she's not laying yet also gives evidence that she's a NH. Sexlinks tend to start laying real early, 18-20 weeks.

    Plus most RSLs have the white undercolor. She does not.

    All this to say.... I think you have a beautiful New Hampshire that's gonna start laying very soon. [​IMG]
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had both MMM New Hampshires and MMM Red Sex Links, and that's def. a New Hampshire. The fact that it was a yellow chick, not a red chick, clinches it.
     
  10. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What color are her legs?
    Yellow is New Hampshire I think, if whiteish/pinkish color, [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]she is an Orpington mix[/FONT]
     

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