Are black sex-link chicks this small?

biretta

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Jun 7, 2007
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Hello. I just got some chicks--2 EEs and supposedly a black sex linked. Does anyone know if black sex links are significantly smaller (like 33%) than other breeds, e.g. EEs, red sex links, or RIR? I had a red one and it definitely wasn't smaller than the rest, or at least by this much. Could it be that they sold me a bantam?

Thanks in advance.
 

GwenFarms

Songster
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Feb 26, 2008
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They are usually the same size as these other standards. I think you have a bantam.
 

biretta

Songster
12 Years
Jun 7, 2007
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Hmmm. I'm thinking that they are banatms too. I'm hoping the feed store will let me do an exchange.

Thanks.
 

coffeemama

Barista Queen
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Mar 5, 2008
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I got 2 of the wrong breed at my farm store last year-they were neck and neck with my bantams (I think the bantams were older) then they just started getting huge! Still not sure what they were-I gave them away.
 

zbit

In the Brooder
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Mar 20, 2008
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Mine too, from mypetchicken is very small-half the size of the others (wynadottes, brahma) and where they have feathers on the wings now at a week old this little one barely has buds poking out. It is a black sex link and I have never had that breed before so I thought it was normal for them...wonder if she is a bantam?
 

SeaChick

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Apr 25, 2007
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My red sex link (not a bantam) is about 30% smaller than the other girls at almost a year old. But she was pretty much the same size as a chick, I think.
 

KrisRose

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Mar 9, 2007
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My black sex link was alot smaller than the BR chicks she was in with. Thats why I picked her out, I thought she was a runt. Turns out she was just mixed in with the wrong chicks.
When I went to a bird swap they had BSL chicks for sell. All small like mine. Don't worry about her size, she will catch up.
 

biretta

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Jun 7, 2007
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Okay, thanks for all of your input. I'm feeling much more reassured now
 

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