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How to tell gender of black sex link

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Im at tsc now gwtting some bsl how do i tell if they are boys or girls
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Black sexlink pullets are all black, with varying amounts of white on the neck and belly. Only cockerels will have a white spot on the back of the head, making them look like Barred Rock chicks.

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This little guy is a black sexlink cockerel.

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So these are pullets?
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So these are pullets?

The one chick with more white on the face than the others might be an Australorp, instead of a black sexlink; otherwise they all look like bsl pullets with the exception of the Silkie. Silkies are usually straight run, so it could be a cockerel.

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Yes i know the silkie couls be but i want all the blacks to be girls
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How many chicks can a silkie raise? I plan to give these to my broody silkie
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Most average sized silkies can cover about 4 standard sized chicks. 7 may be too many.

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So i went back in today and the sign now says black australorp -_- im so annoyed
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