Are these Black Star/Black Sexlinks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshyne276, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.. The one I am really curious about is Ebony. She's about 9 weeks or so by now, I guess..
    She hardly has a comb at all. The guy I got her from said she is a Black Sexlink/Black Star.
    Does she look like a Black Sexlink at that age? Her legs are really dark grayish.
    She is black, with some rust red on her chest, and a lot of irridecant green feathers mixed in.
    She's a great "big sister" to the younger chicks. She's cared for them like a mother hen,
    since I got them. She was about 2 weeks old, they were a couple days.

    Here she is...

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    Here she is with one of "her chicks". lol
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    And again..
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    These were originally supposed to be a Barred Rock chicks, as I was told when I bought them. lol
    But, after posting them on here before, it was concluded they are probably Black Sexlinks...
    Got a couple newer photos, thought i'd share them. Still looking like a little Blackstar pullet, and a Blackstar cockerel I guess?
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    Then, the cockerel?
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    Here he is, with his "Easter Egger" friend.. lol Guessing a cockerel also?
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    This is my adult "Blackstar" Hen.... Should I expect Ebony, and the little one, to look like her in a few months? [​IMG]
     
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  2. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    The Black birds are all pullets. Black sex link males are barred. Nice Birds!!
     
  3. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! So, she does look like a young Black Sexlink pullet then?
    That's good, I wasn't sure! [​IMG][/COLOR]
     
  4. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    Yep! They all have a different amount of brown/red on the neck
     
  5. Sunshyne276

    Sunshyne276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you for your reply! [​IMG]
     
  6. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    Minnesota
    I agree... black sexlinks. I have four of them myself and each one has a little different rust coloring. Some more than others.

    I even have one that is broody right now... not really wanting her to be either but she is.
     

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