Great delivery. They also noticed something interesting—the chicks from these crosses often had easily noticed differences in down color, which made it easy to learn how to tell the sex of baby chicks for these crossbreeds. It's one thing to write it, but completely another to send it.
Sometime in the future I will definitely have more of these fabulous birds. They are resilient, tolerating a wide variety of temperatures. Cons : Aggressive when broody. These chickens were one of the leading breeds in egg production before sex-links took over, but Rhode Island Reds are still high on the ladder of popular breeds.
Legs are also yellow and the bird has four toes on each foot. Upload Pictures or Graphics optional [? They were all sexed correctly. I did not have any disease issues other than a few winter sniffles before bringing these birds into my flock, but now I am having an issue with slow mortality of birds that had seemed previously healthy.
This is your source for poultry that is available on a limited basis so get them while they are available! Shes so cute and small. I have a red sex link and she is by far the sweetest and friendliest girl in my flock.
Right now, they are grown up, laying eggs, and I am definitely satisfied with their service in the duck department. I also used vital-pack plus water additive and gro-gel plus for their food. Also, as you many have seen by my putting the word 'stayed' healthy, in caps above, I am someone who looks not so much at the short term, but at the longevity of the animals within the next few weeks.
I will say that their buff orpingtons don't seem to be a very hardy strain. Log in Register. She is an extremely quiet bird.