And this one I know is not an Sex link, I think..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by duluthralphie, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    This one has a very silver neck and head. The legs are yellow with no discoloring.

    This one is very skittish, and camera shy. I am sorry the pictures are not better.

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    That is mud and shadows on the legs here. They prefer to drink out of an artificial creek I make for them than waterers. I make the creek every evening for them. their legs get dirty in the creek. Yeah they are spoiled. I think it is a hen, but the legs are so thick and feet so big, I maybe wrong.
     
  2. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a barred rock.
     
  3. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it?
     
  4. Basskids08

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    It's a cockerel but it sure don't look like a BR too me, maybe it's just the light! I've never had a male BR so maybe their supposed to be two toned colors with the gray neck feathers!
     
  5. Michael OShay

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    If it's a Barred Rock, it's not pure. I think it's a Black Sex Link cockerel. The two tone colors with gray neck feathers are typical of BSL cockerels. Usually the BSL cockerels have a touch of reddish in some of their feathers, and their legs are not quite that yellow, but that's not always the case.
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    Hatched June first
     
  7. Sunshine0235

    Sunshine0235 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say black sex link roo also
     
  8. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

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    OH NO! Say it ain't true!


    I don't want another Black Sex Link boy, I got way too many in the "assortment"!
     
  9. Michael OShay

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    That's why I quit ordering assortments and straight runs years ago. Statistically, straight runs should be about 50/50 on pullets cockerels, but far too often they end up with too high a percentage of cockerels to just be coincidence. I know that hatcheries have a lot of leftover cockerels, and I suspect that pullets are pulled from those straight run orders to fill pullet orders, which often creates an imbalance of cockerels in the straight run shipments. I've strictly order pullets for the past two or three decades, and even then I sometimes get a cockerel or two in an order (unless it's a Sex Link order).
     
  10. duluthralphie

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    WHY THOSE SHYSTERS!!!!!
     

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