Suspicious looking cinnamon queen pullet

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mylied, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    There's several that look like cockerels and different colors than red.
     
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  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Well, if he's a 'professional' .....he'll make it right.
     
  3. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Lovely young man. :love

    ~Alex
     
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  4. YardMoa

    YardMoa In the Brooder

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    Is it possible that he let the Cinnamon Queen hens and roos breed together, not realizing their offspring won't be correct?
     
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  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    The thing to remember is that a CQ isn't a breed. Its a cross, specifically bred to create something that is sex linked from hatch. A breed, if you breed them back to each other will breed true, which would mean that the sex link feature would breed true as well... but it doesn't.
    In any event, this is a cockerel. I would go back to the breeder, or have your friend do it, since they made the original purchase, and see if he can make it right.
     
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  6. rebrascora

    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    Can you post photos of all your friend's chicks too so we can see how many appear to be males. If there are a number of them then there is something incorrect occurring, probably second generation sex links as others have said. If it is just one or two, then maybe a couple of RIR or production reds got accidentally mixed in the brooder and got into your friend's order.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  8. Mylied

    Mylied Crowing

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    I'm out of town til christmas but I let her know somethings up. I'll try to get a pic when I get back just to show you guys.
     
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