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"Reds" from Tractor Supply

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blueclip, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. blueclip

    blueclip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all! I picked up these three pretty ladies today. The owner told me that she got them at tractor supply and that it said they were "reds." She asked if they were RIR's or something else, the employee was unable to answer because he/she did not know. Anyway, here are some pics, please let me know what they are. Thanks!

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    All Red Sex Link pullets.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. blueclip

    blueclip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now what does red sex link mean? Aren't there many subdivisions of these cross breeds such as red star, golden comet, amber whites etc? Do you think they are one of the above mentioned?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Red sex link is like a generic name. Red Star, Cinnamon Queen, etc are trade names from different hatcheries. If you wanted to research back to what hatchery that particular TSC got their chicks from, you could possibly find out which brand name you have. Doesn't really matter, though. Your hens all had a Red father and a silver mother and are undoubtedly female due to their red/gold coloring. They'll lay tons of large brown eggs once they hit their strides laying.
     
  6. blueclip

    blueclip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are all 3 months old, when will they start laying?

    Also, I have a dominique rooster. In the event that breeding takes place, what would the offspring look like? Do you or anyone else know what this cross looks like?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They'll lay around 20 weeks of age.

    Your Dominique male will throw mostly black barred offspring. With these mommas being mixed already, you could get some pretty calico colors with the barring, similar to this.....

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  8. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    x2 on everything donrae said
     
  9. blueclip

    blueclip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, chickens are freakin' awesome!
     
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