Any idea what breed or mix of breeds she is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mountainbunny, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apoligize that i have posted this before, but I am still curious and trying to determine what breed this one girl is. I've had guesses of BSL, Welsummer, or mixed breed. I am now thinking mixed, but any idea mix of what? In this picture she is now 9 months old. As a tiny chick she was solid black. Her legs are grey if that helps. She lays cteam colored usually large eggs, occasionally they have speclkes. Thanks for any ideas!

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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Party on Wayne, Party on Garth Premium Member

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    She is definitely not welsummer. I would think the bsl, or mixed with one.
     
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BSL
     
  4. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my previous post @Lady of McCamleyq gave a very nice and detailed reply explaining why she didn't think she is a BSL. (Sorry this is all very new to me and I am trying to learn all I can.)
    @Lady of McCamley said as follows:
    "Just so people know, she is not a BSL.

    Black Sex Links are predominantly black with some red bleed through. It comes from mixing a barred hen (typically Barred Rock) over a rooster that is red based (typically RIR or NH).

    The boys hatch black with a white head dot and grow into roosters looking similar to Barred Rocks, with more white barring and white in the saddle.

    The girls hatch totally black and often have some red bleed through at the hackles, sometimes down the chest, sometimes laced elsewhere.

    However, your girl is not predominately black. She is a partridge color, probably with some Welsummer in the background (which would explain the dark speckled eggs).

    Feed stores like Atwoods are notorious for mixing their bins and getting a mixed variety of birds marked wrongly.

    I think she is a mix from some chicks someone brought into the store, or a mixed oops from the hatchery.

    Her legs suggest some willow color to them in some of the photos. I can't tell if that is true willow or simply photo shadow. If she has willow legs, she may be an EE/Welsummer mix though she does not have muff or beard. (Many mixes from EE's don't).

    But she is definitely not a BSL.

    LofMc
    Edited to correct barred rooster to barred hen...typed too late last night....a barred rooster produces all barred chicks. Sex linking can only happen if the hen alone is barred and the roo solid non dominate as in red due to how the barred gene is on the sex related part of the genome of the mother, who determines the sex in birds. The father's base color cannot obscure the head dot as can happen with dominate white and in my experience certain wheaten."
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree
     
  6. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @drumstick diva do you agree she is BSL?
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. Thanks. Just making sure. I love my girl no matter what breed she is, but it's fun trying to figure out. I was completely clueless about breeds when we purchased our chicks last May. In addition to her, we have 2 Buff Orpingtons hens, 2 Barred Rocks hens and 1 Barred Rock rooster. :)
     
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  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking Black Sex-link, too.
     
  10. mountainbunny

    mountainbunny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies!
     

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