what sex will my chicks be?

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    jennotesmusic Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, I am currently incubating 4 eggs. They should hopefully hatch, coincidentally, on Easter. I have 2 hens and 1 rooster. I started with what should have been 5 pullets but turned out to be 2 roos and 3 hens. Sold 1 roo and 1 hen died. Anyway, my rooster is an Aracauna and my hens are a Barred Rock and a Rhode Island Red. Will the chicks be considered black sex link and red sex links and what will the coloring be of each for female and male? Any help would be awesome! Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What color is your rooster - if you are not sure of the official color designation for him simply post a photo and we can help you with that.
    You will not have red sex links as for red sex links your female side of the equation must be silver based, which the RIR hens are not. You *may* have black sex links, depending on your rooster - BSL are created by putting certain males over barred females, so the barred rock hens *may* yield black sex link chicks for you.
     
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    This is my Aracauna rooster.
     
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    Do you have a side profile shot showing his whole body?
     
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    Here is a side view of my roo Stella the Fella.I hope that helps.
     
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    Stella is handsome.....though, for clarity ' s sake he is an Easter Egger rather than an araucana.
     

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