I need some help. I've been trying to breed my own sexlinks and I've run into a hiccup. I've been successful with Black sexlinks and was trying for golden sexlinks and cinnamon queens (or whatever they're called). The birds - I've got a RIR rooster and RI whites and Silver laced wyandottes. All the research I've done (now I'm thinking it wasn't thorough enough) said that when you pair either of these hens with a RIR rooster, the male at birth will be white and the female will be buff or red. You can imagine my surprise when the result was this. I have to admit to not knowing if these hens are pure. If it helps, they did come from hatcheries. I was hoping that they would be pure enough genetically for this to work. (yes, I know that the only way to get pure birds is from a breeder. I'm just a backyard hobbyist with limited funds). I had an incubator full of black sexlink and the 2 combinations I described above. The result was the picture above and a ton of black birds and also black birds with white dots on their heads. I only include this info on the off chance that some of these could be the resulting cross of the hens above. so which is the wyandotte cross and which is the RI white cross? Even MORE important. Which are the male and which are the female? Have I confused you enough?