What do I do?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by niasham, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. niasham

    niasham Out Of The Brooder

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    I really need chicks BEFORE Feb of next year. I have everything ready for them too! However the Red sexed link chicks are not available from any hatcheries. Are there any other breeds like the red sexed link. I did have my heart set on these though :( They need to be quiet birds as I live in a neighborhood! Thanks,
    the very disappointed farm gal.
     
  2. niasham

    niasham Out Of The Brooder

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    Good news I found some from a local person. However, before I make a deal. What is a 2nd generation red star? versus a 1st generation?
     
  3. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Prob some kind of mix? Not sure
     
  4. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe that the sex link characteristic in Red Sex Links does not hold up past the first generation...so if you need only pullet chicks, you couldn't be guaranteed pullets only by picking just the red chicks.
     
  5. RhodeRunner

    RhodeRunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That would be correct. Second generation sex-links do not breed true. So, you will not be able to sex them, however they the hens will still make excellent layers.
     

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