What breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cluckcluck3499, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. cluckcluck3499

    cluckcluck3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure if these are New Hampshire reds (that's what they labeled them at the feed store) I know the rooster is one but the hens..?[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The hen with more white looks like a Red Sex Link, The other hen may be a New Hampshire Red, but she is a very poor quality hatchery bird, as shown by the white in her tail (the tails are supposed to have black in them, as are the neck feathers). I think that it is likely that both of them are Red Sex Links, Production Reds, or hatchery Rhode Island Reds.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Agree, they all look like some version of red sex link. They look like what is sold around here as a Red Star or Isa Brown, most hatcheries have their own name for their version.
     
  4. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both defo Red Sex-Links/Red Stars
     
  5. cluckcluck3499

    cluckcluck3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alrighty thanks so much I thought the one with more white was a sexlink! Thanks!
     
  6. cluckcluck3499

    cluckcluck3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you guys answer one more question? None of my hens molted and they turned a year 4 months ago
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Good layers will molt late. Two of my chickens didn't molt until they were over a year old. Birds that are bred for egg production (Red Sex-Links, White Leghorns, etc) are bred to molt as late and as quickly as possible. This is so that commercial farms can get as many eggs as possible. Your hens must be very good layers to have laid this long without stopping.[​IMG]
     
  8. cluckcluck3499

    cluckcluck3499 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea I have 2 white leghorns and 8 sexlinks and they didn't even stop in the winter:) they are awesome and this was our first flock. We went in as beginners and came out experts!
     
  9. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good looking flock, one of my sweetest pullets is a red sex link
     
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