sex linked and RIR chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by browning6, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2012
    Winton, California
    I have 5 chicks so far. the one on the left appears to be a RIR the next to the right appears to be a sex linked female and the three on the right Sex linked males.

    Do you agree with my assesment? and can yo tell the difference between the chicks of a RIR X delaware and the RIR X silver laced Wyandotte crosses? or are they both the wild type chicks?


  2. maxpedley

    maxpedley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2013
    sex linked males are yellow and the females chipmonk colour. rirs are orange coloured so im not sure how well your assesment is. delaware chicks are also yellow.
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    It's incredibly hard to tell the difference between yellow and red chicks with that red lighting. I have no idea, sorry. Maybe a photo with white light?
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I agree with this.

    As far as the different mommas, the Wyandottes should have had rose combs, which are dominant, so the chicks of the Wyandotte hen should have rose combs. They'll both have yellow legs, so that's no help. I'm not sure if the barring from the Delaware hen would carry over, giving male chicks a white head spot.

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