Believed to be some sort of Olive Egger..really?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickentvforme, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. chickentvforme

    chickentvforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any ideas on the breed of this one? Sold to me as an Ameraucana but now I know better.[​IMG][​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    She looks like a black sex link.
     
  3. chickentvforme

    chickentvforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what color eggs do they have?
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    some shade of brown for egg color.
     
  5. chickentvforme

    chickentvforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thank you. Now I just impatiently wait for the first egg. She is 22 weeks.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The wait should not be long - she looks just about ready to lay.
     
  7. chickentvforme

    chickentvforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!! Thanks for your help!
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Agreed with Sourland on all counts. Nice looking girl!
     
  9. chickentvforme

    chickentvforme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Love this expert advice! So glad Gertrude has a breed.
     
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Technically sex link is not a breed - they are a mixed breed bird that has been created by crossing a barred hen with a non-barred rooster (most common in hatchery birds is a red based rooster). The resulting chicks hatch with females being all black and males being black with a white/yellow spot on the head. The head spot is an indicator of barring - the male chicks inherit the barring from the mother bird, the female chicks do not. The females feather out black with some degree of leakage like the colorful feathering on your girl - some have very minimal leakage and others get a lovely pattern over a large part of their body.
     

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