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what breed are these?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommacoop25, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. mommacoop25

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    Hi I am new to chickens and I got these chickens Saturday from a gentleman however he did not the breeds of them. I know the ones with the feathers on legs are Brahma's other than that i am not sure.I have been searching thru the breed section and cannot be certain. Please help! All the eggs are light to medium brown.[​IMG]

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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  3. mommacoop25

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    Thank you so much. Is a red sexlink rooster nice?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Red sexlinks are a cross breed. As such, there can be a wide range in temperaments. They are typically hatchery sourced, and most hatcheries do not breed their stock for temperament. Most red sexlink types are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or Production Red rooster and a silver-base color hen, usually a White Rock, Rhode Island White, Delaware, or Silver Laced Wyandotte. Males are white with some red and the females are red with some white.
    Whether he is aggressive or not is more of an individual thing, when it comes to cross breeds and hatchery stock. You basically have equal chances of nice versus aggressive.
     
  5. mommacoop25

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    Thank you! So far he seems not aggressive to me or my husband.
     
  6. chickenturner

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    The rooster is really nice looking. Good coloring. Best of luck with them.
     
  7. mommacoop25

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    Thanks! This is our first experience with chicken keeping!
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with junebuggena's breed thoughts.
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on junebuggena's identifications.
     
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