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What are these????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hawtchick, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. hawtchick

    hawtchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I did not pay a whole lot of attention when I picked up our chicks, but the longer we have them, and lurk around here, I would love to know.
    I remember the lady saying some were "Easter egg chickens", something with "RED" in it, but not Rhode Island I believe, and we have one completely red one.

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  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I have no clue what the white ones are, but the reddish ones look like gold comets which I think are a sex link that are made from RIR? The whites are not easter eggs, though, as far as I can tell.
     
  3. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    I don't see any that are EE looking. The red and white are Red Stars or Red sex link, and some people call them red comet ,cinnamon queens .
    I have 5 hens that I call Cinnamon Queens and they are the queens of the coop great layers of very nice brown eggs.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They look like red sex links. They also look like a lot of little cockerals.

    A white rock crossed with a new hampshire red is a golden comet.

    A silver laced wyandotte and a new hampshire red is a cinnamon queen.

    A rhode island red and a rhode island white make the most common red sex link. Mcmurray i think calls them red stars.

    There is a delaware cross too for red sex links.
     
  5. hawtchick

    hawtchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I am not sure what a sex link is........ Is it cross breeding?
    I do remember her saying something about New Hampshire.....
    That's where we are, so I do remember that.
    No Easter Egg ones huh??? maybe she didn't know either. [​IMG]
     
  6. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    A sex-link is when they breed two different colored birds together so that the resulting offspring have sexable colors.... the girls will all look one way and the boys the other. It only works with certain combinations though. Feathersite has some good info about it.
     
  7. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    Easter Eggers will have green legs. They look just like our red sex link chickens.
     
  8. Flycropper

    Flycropper Out Of The Brooder

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    The mixed colored (cinnamon-white) look like red sex-links and are pullets (girls). A male red sex-link is all white.

    No telling what your white ones are. They could be male red sex-links or some breed of a white chicken. Of my 2 white ones, one grew into a white Plymouth Rock and another I still don't know. It might be a male red sex-link. In the sunlight I can see a slight orange tint in his feathering very faint but it's there.
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sex links are sexed by color at hatch. Those birds are too old now to be color sexed. White is usually a male but look at the stance and the comb on some of the others. They could be products of sex links (generationd F2 or F3 or older) and the coloration does not breed true on a mixed breed hatchling.
     

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