You can try your own but sex links & some other mix types won't breed true,
Um.. What? What do you mean sex links..... some other mix types.....
You can order st. run, male or female chix but they only give it a 90% accuracy, even for experts there are mistakes. I ordered 25 females, so 2.5 could be males. The 2 I can handle..it's the .5 I wonder about!!! :shock: Sex links are a cross between 2 different breeds. The males & females always are different colors so it's easy to tell when they are chicks. My blk. sex links will be predominantly black, the males would be white/black. I think the cross is rhode island red x white rock the hen must be one & the bleep must be the other don't remember which/which. There are red sex links too, think 1 is a rhode red but don't remember the other. If you breed 2 sex links it changes the gene ratio so they won't be true sex links & you won't be able to tell m from f when chicks. Mine are 12-14 wks now so should be hearing the sickly crow attempts soon if I have males! Their voices have been changing from the chick peeping to clucking, it's funny to listen to.
As Doak says, the shape of the eggs has nothing to do with it..there are some pretty wild eggs, even no shellers! Sometimes you look & go HUH??? how in the world??? :? :? Jody