Black Sex Link? Black Australorp? Black Jesery Giant? Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LunaMarieWolf, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. LunaMarieWolf

    LunaMarieWolf Chirping

    Dec 31, 2018
    Hello! I traded with my uncle a while back and got 2 hens. He said he ordered them through a hatchery and these girls were Black Sex Link hens.
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    A few days ago. I hatched eggs from my flock in my incubator and found three chicks that looked nothing like the Barred Rock chicks I normally hatch out from this flock.

    I recently added 2 New Hampshire Roosters to rule with my Barred Rock Rooster.

    These new chicks were a suprise and I am looking for what breed they are. But the pictures I found that match these chicks are Black Australorp and/or Black Jersey Giants.

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    Each picture has a different chick (3 unknown chicks).

    I am wondering if the hatchery gave my uncle the wrong breed. Or if just breeding some of my chickens hatched out breeds I am not used to.

    Thank you for any help.
  2. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

    Sep 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    The black hens are Black Sex Links. When you cross breed chickens the chicks that hatch might look like a pure breed as chicks, but they aren’t that breed just because they look like pure bred chicks.
    drumstick diva likes this.
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Black sex links

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