Red Star Mystery

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suzndannie, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. suzndannie

    suzndannie Out Of The Brooder

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    What we know:

    We purchased (4) one-week-old chickies (all supposedly sexed to be female) at a local hatchery about 9mos ago. Two were "Red Star" (i.e., sex-linked.. young females are red; males are not, we believed); These 2 were both red. Turned out, 3 of the 4 were male! We returned the other 2 roos (Speckled Sussex), but this fellow wasn't to be caught, so he stays.

    We're now wondering what breed he is, as our daughter wants to hatch some eggs & he's our only roo, so would be nice to understand what breed of hen would work best. Oh yeah... the 4th chickie... the "other Red Star" SHE's now laying eggs & he's not! [​IMG]

    Would love somebody's guess on what breed he is. Thanks!!

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  2. suzndannie

    suzndannie Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, the last picture at the bottom is the "Red Star" hen purchased when we bought the roo.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Both the red rooster and hen are Production Reds, not sexlinks.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not sure what was going on at the hatchery, but I agree you have production Reds, not red sex links. They'll breed true if you hatch eggs from that hen and the rooster.
     
  6. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to go iut on a limb here and say that there is something else in at least the roo. It looks like he has white skin to me, possibly some Orpington in the mix.
     
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  8. suzndannie

    suzndannie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all so much for the helpful feedback!! This is definitely good info to have! Happy Holidays
     

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