What Breed Is Jerry?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by americanchicks, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. americanchicks

    americanchicks Songster

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    Hi all!
    So a few weeks ago I picked up some broilers. In the bin I saw one little chick that was definitely not a Cornish Cross. Half the size of the others so I snatched it up. I just figured that it would end up being a leghorn, that happed to me before when I got CX.

    Two things I discovered..... one the chick is a dude and two, he's not a leghorn. He started turning cream and he has some dark red feathers coming in on the shoulders. Any Idea on the breed? I was thinking maybe a Red Sexlink roo? DSC_0288.JPG DSC_0286.JPG DSC_0291.JPG .
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    Red sexlink would be my guess also.
     
  3. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    agree with your assessment.
     
  4. AMERAUCANAS4REAL

    AMERAUCANAS4REAL Crossing the Road

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    I would have to agree.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Yup, looks like a RSL cockerel
     
  6. MinervaELS

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    Looks identical to the "amberlink pullet" I got that turned out a cockerel.
     
  7. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    amberlinks are another name for a red sex link. Each hatchery has their own name and formula for them.
     
  8. MinervaELS

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    Hence my quotes. I wrote "amberlink pullet." The ones that I got that the hatchery was calling amberlinks were all white chicks, and the cockerel only began developing a little bit of brown like the OP's bird as it got older. The pullets remained white. They said they were feather sexed. I have seen other places call red sex links "amberlinks." I always have the inclination to put "amberlink" in quotes because who knows what kind of bird is being sold under that name.
     
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  9. AmazingRachel

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    red sex link roo would be my guess.
     
  10. debid

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    No, actually ambers are that color whether male or female. They're bred for wing feather sexing, not color.
     
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