What is she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by silkieluvr, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen that was supposedly a buff orpington but now it is obvious that she isn't! She is red and white in color and built like a typical leghorn but I just caught her laying a medium dark brown egg! Is she some sort of mutt or a real breed? Thanks! Here is a picture of her and her barred rock friend.

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  2. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Looks like a red sex link, to me. They're usually half white leghorn and half something red/brown (RIR, NHR, etc) so that the chicks are basically color coded by gender.
     
  3. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    its either a red sexlink or a golden comet!!
     
  4. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so do red sexlinks and golden comets lay white or brown eggs?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Both lay brown eggs.
     
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks a bunch [​IMG] I thought that, like leghorns, they layed white eggs so I was very confused [​IMG] Thanks to everyone who replied! [​IMG]
     
  7. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    Cinnamon Queen ?
     
  8. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    "What is she?"
    "Looks like a chicken to me."

    That's what my dad said. *ha* Let us know how her chicks turn out, if she has any. I'm curious if it is a sex-link. But, does it matter what she breeds with in order for the sex-link trait to be accurate with the chicks? (Does that make sense?)
     
  9. kentuckysilkies

    kentuckysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is a Red Sex-link. There are many different names for them, but basically it is a cross between an egg producing breed and a larger red breed.
     
  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Quote:Sexlinks are only "sexlinked" for the first generation. After that you have mutts of any and all color combinations...
     

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