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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hydroswiftrob, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son (the one in the picture) has wanted to incubate some eggs. We have this rooster (not sure what breed he is) that we got free in a trade, and production red hens. Does anyone know what type chicks we can expect? He keeps asking me and I can't give him any type of answer.


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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    there is no telling till you breed and hatch some but you rooster looks like it could be a light sussex

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  3. greeneacre

    greeneacre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is a light sussex roo and a production red, you can get white chicks that look light sussex but end up with lots of black feathers dotting thier backs as well as red-orange chicks with white on the feathers on their backs. I had a RIR pullet in with my light sussex roo for a while last year and that is what hatched from the eggs. Now if you have a RIR roo and aLigth sussex hen you would get sex linked chicks.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Color I'm not sure but with those breeds the hens will be nice layers. Would you be eating the roosters or?
     
  5. hydroswiftrob

    hydroswiftrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few people wanting the roosters. The rest I will caponize and they will become dinner.
     

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