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Um....what?! (but cute!)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by macmama, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. macmama

    macmama Songster

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    I just hatched 3 sex-link eggs with my broody. 2 were CQs and one was a BSL. She had JUST moved her breeding pens around 2 weeks before so she warned me I might get a surprise, and I did. All 3 chicks are identical! I was expecting a plain reddish or yellowish chick for the CQs, and a black or black-with-dot chick for the BSL.
    They all have reddish tones-- did I really get 3 girls? I think she makes her CQs by SLW hens and RIR roos if that helps...
    They all hatched like this:
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  2. Mandalina

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    I have no idea but I just mixed my white silkie to my RIR roo and got a baby that looks like that with a silkie face.i am loving the chipmunkiness.
     
  3. MattalynsBarn

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    The first one looks like my Sussex chicks, even with that white, red, white, beak. But the second picture looks like the backs of my EE chicks
     
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    That is a surprise. They do look just like sussex chicks. I'd think they will grow up to be a patterned bird [​IMG]
     
  5. macmama

    macmama Songster

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    I love the chipmunkiness too. That would be fun if they were patterned! I don't have one of those. Backyard-chickening is so limiting... I really NEED more than the ten birds I'm allowed to have. [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Quote:I can have up to 100 birds in my zoning, but I'm limited by how fast I can build coops and pay for feed. [​IMG]

    The chicks do look like Speckled sussex. What a beautiful surprise.
     
  7. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Sexlinks do not breed true in the second generation. No way to tell the gender at this point.
     
  8. Panhanle RIR

    Panhanle RIR Songster

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    Quote:my CQ's of that cross have been very unreliable a white one was a hen
     
  9. macmama

    macmama Songster

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    Quote:These are 1st generation-- parents were pure. And I was wrong-- Mom was a Delaware, not a SLW. Apparently the breeder said all of the Delaware/(RIR-- I think) crosses came out chipmunked, the boys' base color is whitish yellow, girls' is reddish yellow. So I think I got 3 girls!
     

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