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What is a 2nd genereration red star chicken?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by niasham, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. niasham

    niasham Out Of The Brooder

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    2nd vs 1st? Which do I want or does it matter?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    First generation are the only ones that are actually "sex-linked", i.e. the sex is linked to the gender. It's how you guarantee you're getting all females.
    When you breed sex links together, for a second generation, you get a mix of red and white birds and you lose the connection between color and gender. Birds of both genders will be various shades of red and white. They still lay quite well, but you lose the ability to sex them at hatch by sight.
     
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  3. niasham

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    Thanks for responding! :) Oh ok. Would it change the temperament I"m worried about noise? Which is why I chose the breed.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Not so much. They'll only be noisier to speak of if you get a rooster [​IMG]
     
  5. niasham

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    AWESOME thank you soooo much for your help :) Can't wait to get my chickys! :) 2nd gen and all :p
     

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