RIR and BR cross?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 09northernchick, May 16, 2009.

  1. 09northernchick

    09northernchick Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what the lady at my farm store told me. She wasn't sure though. They can tell the sex at birth due to their colouring I believe. Does that make them black sex linked or what does that term mean?

    Here they are at two days old and today at 2 weeks old.
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    They are light beige on the wings at this point and a rusty colour coming through around the top of the wings, chest and neck.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yes, RIR over BR hen= black sexlink. Those look like red sexlinks, though where the light ones are male, orangey ones are female. Black sexlinks are, well, black.
     
  3. erin09

    erin09 Out Of The Brooder

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    Your first pic looks exactly like my chicks. I got mixed replies as to what mine are. RIR, red sex-link, production red and even a BO guess.

    I'm anxious to see how they how they feather out!
     
  4. aank4

    aank4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Look like red sex links to me, too (sometimes called Red Star, or ISA Browns). I have a red sex link hen, and she looked a lot like your photos. My understanding is that they are produced by crossing a RIR male with a RIW female. If you had a RIR and BR cross, you'd have black sex links, instead of red. (And your chickies don't look like black sex links).
     
  5. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look very similar to my Golden Comets (aka Red Sexlinks)! (Please correct me if that is wrong! [​IMG] )

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    They are a few days old here.
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    Here they are about 2-3 wks old.
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    Here they are at about a month old.
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