Are these BSL's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by harleyjo, May 21, 2010.

  1. harleyjo

    harleyjo Songster

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    When they called me about my broiler chicks I asked if they had an overrun if they would throw in a couple more black sex links for the 2 I lost a few weeks earlier. I got three black pullets when I picked up my broilers. I am wondering if they are all BSL. Two of them have a lot of white on their chest and 2 of them have white tips at the end of some of their wing feathers.[​IMG]][/img]

    What do you think?

    These are a little more than a week old and they came from Hoover Hatchery. Hoover has Barred Rocks and Black Austrolopes and I wondered about them too. One of the chicks is all black but the other 2 have a lot of white on their stomachs and necks, just hard to get the pics.
     
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  2. harleyjo

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    Any thoughts anyone?
     
  3. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco 8 Years

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    At least the two darker ones look like BSLs.
     
  4. KCNC06

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    The one on the left looks a lot like my Australorp when she was a little fluff butt.

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  5. gordonburrito

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    The two all black ones look like BSLs, the other looks more like a Black Australorp

    Australorp a week or so older than yours
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    One of my BSLs
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  6. harleyjo

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    I need to try to get some better pictures tomorrow. You can't see it in these pictures but 2 of them have the white stomaches. There is only one real black one. The other 2 look very much alike. Are the white tips on the feathers characteristic of the Black Austroplopes? I also saw a pic of the Barred Rock and that looks kinda like them also. These 2 breeds have chicks that look a lot alike.
     
  7. KCNC06

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    I think the barred rocks usually have white on the top of their heads.

    Here's my barred rock at a week or so old:

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    2 BSL and an Australorp.
     
  9. harleyjo

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    I tried to get some more pics. It is hard because they don't like the camera...lol
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    The above images are the 3 black chicks but as you can see from these pics 2 of them have more white on them not just one. So do you still think 2 BSL?

    Now I am adding one more pic from my first batch that were suppose to be black sex links but I had a different one in with them. I just don't think it is a black sex link. The coloring of legs and everything is different on this chick. She is almost 6 weeks old now.[​IMG][​IMG][/img]

    The chick in the last pic. that is all black or black with some of the red barring is how all my other BSL's look. Is this really still considered a black sex link chick with this much variation?
     
  10. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    Here are a couple pics of my newest barred rock at 1 week old. She has white tips on her wings just like yours.

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