Black Sex-Link Picture Thread!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by zumzumfoxy, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all!

    I'm specifically looking for any black sex link chicken photos you've got.

    I'm trying to figure out my mystery chick's parentage. Jet was touted as an "Australian Black" by the seller to the tractor supply store in NH when I got her. She was a solid black chick, black polydactyl feet, and 100% adorable and tiny.

    Now, she looks like a black sex link- red barring on her, and iridescent green/purple shimmer.

    She's extraordinarily soft and appears to be half Silkie due to her black skin and black legs, which would mean her father should have been a black Silkie rooster.
    Since she's got red on her, she seems to indicate that her mom would have had red as well.

    Someone on CL had RIR x Barred Rock black sex links, 'black stars'. "Their black feathers are iridescent with green and purple shine". So does Jet. The ad also said that they have RIR coloring coming out on their chests; so does Jet.

    I'm thinking some guy out in Australia made 249 other (as Jet came as the 250th in an order) sex links and wanted to pass them off as "Australian Blacks", which had never been heard of before, that they're just regular sex-links but softer due to Silkie blood in there somewhere. (Her underside and sides are all silkie-feathered, unlike my other breed hens.)

    If I breed her in the future, would you guys recommend a black Silkie rooster (to make more sex link chicks), or what other breed? I'd love to see what her kids would look like and if it would tell what breed definitively 'makes' her. Would she even produce regular breed hens since she's a hybrid???

    Anywho...


    Let's see all your black sex links! [​IMG]

    Let's start off with mine.

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  2. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's one of mine, I'll have to take a picture of the other one ... I think this one is broody already and she is only 16 weeks old !!! yikes


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  3. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's cute! [​IMG]

    Anyone else have more black sexlinks? [​IMG]
     
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  4. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have two beautiful 4 month old black sex links if anyone wants them. [​IMG]
     
  5. rsarns

    rsarns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are mine.

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  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some Buff Orpington/Barred Rock crosses I hatched last spring. They are technically Black Sexlinks, but none of the hatcheries sell this particular cross. [​IMG]

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  7. zumzumfoxy

    zumzumfoxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, they're so weird! [​IMG] How come they turned out all patchy-looking?
     
  8. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    zumzumfoxy

    Jet is beautiful and adorable!!!!

    Because sex-links are hybrids, they won't breed true (meaning that Jet's chicks wouldn't be sex-links). Now if she has silky traits, then maybe the guy who invented her did something different, and perhaps the mother was a silky.

    At anyrate, you have a really beautiful chicken there. Maybe Australian Black is a new breed (hybrid?) RIR and Black Australorp x black silky? Perhaps not a sex-link at all. Although as you say, it does certainly look like a BSL.
     
  9. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You mean my birds?

    They are Buff Orpington/Barred Rock crosses instead of the common Rhode Island Red/Barred Rock crosses that hatcheries sell. They have different color genes, so they're colored differently. I love this cross and will be hatching more next year. [​IMG]
     
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  10. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is mine with her pals. Similar to the other picture but her wattles and comb are partially black.

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