What will these chicks look like?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UrbanSilkies, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. UrbanSilkies

    UrbanSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone,

    I incubated some eggs that were a cross between an already crossed Delaware rooster (he has some brown feathers) and a Red Star hen (Cinnamon Queen). The eggs are hatching right now, and so far I have 3 that have a light brown down with dark brown stripes and "eyeliner" around the eyes, 1 that has yellow down with eyeliner and brown stripes, 3 or 4 that are kinda yellowy brown, and 3 or 4 that are light yellow/white. Could these chicks be sex-link (brown down/stripes = girl, white = boy)? Also, does anyone have any idea of what they could look like as adults?

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  2. myhen7coop

    myhen7coop Out Of The Brooder

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    How cute[​IMG]
     
  3. UrbanSilkies

    UrbanSilkies Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you :) I'm surprised that there are so many colours. I was expecting them to all be the same colour.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    With both parents being cross breeds the color variance of young is measurable but rather huge. You'll get yellow, brown, red, white and any smattering of splash of any color in between. Some will have dark shoulders and others not....it's a huge list of color options though measurable a very, very long list.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    If you want to know what certain mixes will look like, try google images.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If you post a pic of the dad, it might help narrow down which genes he has to contribute.
     
  7. UrbanSilkies

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    I guess I'll have to wait and see then.

    I have, but can't find any that look like my chicks except for the white ones, which I'm guessing will look like Delawares. Welsummer chicks look like some of my chicks, but I don't think that there are any Welsummer genes in these chicks.

    These aren't the best pictures, but the rooster isn't mine so I can't take a new picture right now. The red stars in the picture are the mothers.

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  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Okay, here's what I can see. The rooster has one barring gene, a silver gene, and might be carrying a gold/red gene. The hens are red/gold and have one dominant white gene. Both have the columbian pattern gene. The rooster could have a hidden partridge type pattern gene, which is likely considering the 'chipmunk' chicks. There is no sexlinking for these chicks. You need either a silver or barring gene from the hen for sexlinking.
     
  9. UrbanSilkies

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    Thank you so much! For the white ones though, do you mean that it will probably be a fully white chicken?
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Most likely.
     

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