Sexing crossbred chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mstevegrrl, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. mstevegrrl

    mstevegrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3 broodies have hatched out a big batch of babies! The hens are Barred Rock, and the daddy is Rhode Island Red, so I understand the chicks from them are black sex links, boys have yellow spots on their heads, girls don't.
    However, a few eggs from my New Hampshires were also hatched, and the babies are either yellowish orange, or brown with chipmunk stripes. Are these babies sexable based on some visual trait, or is it a crap shoot? [​IMG]
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    There is no sexlinking for the New Hampshire/Rhode Island Red crosses. You'll just have to wait and see.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Crap shoot [​IMG].

    You should know around 5 ish weeks. Look for those larger combs and darker shading of the red on the wings.
     
  5. mstevegrrl

    mstevegrrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a batch of 4 of the reddish chicks that are coming up on 5 weeks. I getting ready to give them to my aunt, but I haven't really paid much attention to their features beyond "wow! They've hit the ugly duckling stage!" lol
    I'm gonna go scrutinize them tomorrow.
     

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