what kind of chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by outdoor junkie, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. outdoor junkie

    outdoor junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Picked these four little chicks up from a local feed store last week, have no idea what kind they are for sure, just wondering if anyone could offer up any ideas so I could put a breed with them. not the best pic and maybe a little too early to tell by photo. Thanks all.
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  2. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
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    Most feed stores carry sexlinks. Can't really tell from the pic, but its a good possibility.
     
  3. outdoor junkie

    outdoor junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    What exactly is a sexlink? Sorry just don't know much about them yet.
     
  4. Braclin

    Braclin KY Chicken Farmer

    Jul 5, 2010
    Owingsville,KY
    Sex-links are cross-bred chickens whose color at hatching is differentiated by sex, thus making chick sexing an easier process. Sex-links come in many varieties, few of which are a true breed. As hybrids of laying or dual-purpose breeds infused with extra vigor via heterosis, sex-links can be extremely good egg-layers which often produce 300 eggs a year or more depending on the quality of care and feed.

    Two common varieties are the Black sex-link (also called Black Stars) and the Red sex-link (also called Red Stars). Blacks are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a Barred Rock hen. Red sex-links are a cross between a Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire rooster and a White Rock, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Rhode Island White or Delaware hen. One example of a red linked breed is the Red Shaver. In Europe, the Cream Legbar (an actual true-breeding pure breed) and ISA Brown sex-links also exist.

    Courtesy of Wikipedia

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  5. outdoor junkie

    outdoor junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I was told all of mine are hens, they were not straight run.
     
  6. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2 They look like sex links. [​IMG]
     
  7. a123andpoof

    a123andpoof Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black ones look like my black sex links. Dont know about the other ones though.
     
  8. outdoor junkie

    outdoor junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    i was told the gold ones were great egg layers, and the black ones not so much.
     

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