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What breed are these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cowgirlup07, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. cowgirlup07

    cowgirlup07 Out Of The Brooder

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    I sent my dad to the Newcastle poultry auction and he purchased 7 RIR day old chicks (4 out of 7 died within a few hours of being home) 7 cinnamon queens(different seller, all doing well) and 21 "sex links" but I've never seen a sex link that looked link these. What are they? They are from the same seller as the cinnamon queens.

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  2. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant tell what they are but ive been brushing up on feather development in male vs female. I take it you want cockerals? I see one female....if im right?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Cinnamon queens are a 'brand' of red sexlink. You will likely not be able to tell the generic red sexlinks from the 'Cinnamon Queen' red sexlinks. Both will feather in red/gold/brown with some white if pullets, and males will be white with some red.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Since there are several variations of breeds a person can use to make red sex links, I think you could easily wind up with juveniles that look like this. It just depends on the parent stock. If they came from a private breeder, not a hatchery, they may not fit the classic "sex link" look, but still be sex linked. As they're all gold based, they should all be female.....if they are indeed sex links. Buying at auction makes that hard to take as a given, cause unfortunately sellers lie sometimes. No one's screaming cockerel at this point, but they're too young to call pullet based simply on comb, etc.
     
  5. pa2chitown

    pa2chitown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive read that females develop head, tail, and overall feathers quicker than males. If this is true, it shows in these juveniles. I actually see two, in one pic, that show strong feathering, with head and tail well developed, while the majority have much fewer.
    I can recall how my young cockerels always looked "shabby" when growing up, but i didnt consciously relate the feather develpoment ti the sex...mostly because i already knew...

    Ill be interested to know sex(es) what you have...
     
  6. cowgirlup07

    cowgirlup07 Out Of The Brooder

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    In the batch of cinnamon queens (I know they are supposed to be color sexable) one is bigger than the rest and carries itself as a roo he is almost solid white, the other 6 seem to have a reddish or yellow tint to their feathers but hard to tell with the lighting. The chicks in these pics are mostly all bigger, I moved the smallest one out because it was getting trampled by the others, they are beautiful chicks. Going on combs and waddles I've noticed 2-3 that'd be Roos but I won't really inspect them until I take them out to the other chicks today.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Assuming that they are actually Cinnamon Queens, which is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links, then the almost solid white one is a male and the 6 reddish/gold tinted ones are females.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Michael
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Yep, sounds like you have a male in that batch.
     

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