Sex Link Chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by audrey02026, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. audrey02026

    audrey02026 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    Dedham, Ma
    I bought some eggs off ebay that said they were red sex link eggs. They just hatched and they are all yellow. I emailed the guy to see what they should look like. He said that they will all feather out white and that the guy he bought the chickens from said the only way to sex them would be feather or vent....I thought sex links were sex links because you could tell the sex when they hatched???? I saw pics of the parents and they look like a sex link roo and golden comet hens.
  2. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2011
    Olympia, Washington
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    they are sex link during the first production but if you take a sex link hen and cross her with say a barred rock, you no longer get a sex link, you get a cross breed. The gender sex by color only works the first time from my understanding.
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2012

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