What kind and what gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cynful481, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Cynful481

    Cynful481 Chirping

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    I have somebody give me fertilized eggs to see if my broody could hatch them. Had 3 out of 4 eggs hatch all babies are the same color. Are these Black sex link chicks is it a boy since it has the white spot on its head. They all have the same mark. Screenshot_20180402-170758.png
     
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    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    The head spot just tells you that the chicks will grow up to be barred. If the rooster that bred these chicks was barred then all his offspring will be barred, so all the chicks would have a head spot. Black sex links are created by using a red rooster over a barred hen. The hen can only pass the barring gene to her male offspring and this is how black sex links are produced. If you don't know whether the father or mother was barred or possibly both, the head spot has no meaning as regards their sex.
     
  3. Cynful481

    Cynful481 Chirping

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    Thank you for explaining that. I am unsure what the rooster or hen were. My RIR went broody since we do not have a rooster my very kind neighbors gave me some fertilized eggs but told me he was not sure what would hatch since he was unsure what kind of chickens he had. But my RIR is taking good care of them
     
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  4. Cynful481

    Cynful481 Chirping

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    I was sure hoping all 3 were not roosters:fl
     
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    rebrascora Free Ranging

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    I got the impression you were a bit concerned that might be the case!
    There is nothing better than watching a broody hen raise chicks! I hope you have all or at least mostly pullets. Will keep my :fl for you too.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Sending "pullet vibes your way." hope it works
     
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