Black sex-link?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by WA23, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. WA23

    WA23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a little bit of a revival of an old thread https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=86728
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    I was wondering what this breed is. She was sold to me as an "Ameracauna". At the time all seemed to agree she was probably an EE. She started to lay a week ago with brown eggs. Does anyone familier with black sex-links know if she could be that? Is she just a mixed up EE (with green legs) that lays brown eggs?

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  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Not hardly! Looks like a cross betweened a golden laced breed to me.
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Looks like an EE to me. They can lay brown eggs since not all EE's have the green egg gene.
     
  4. WA23

    WA23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only reason I questioned an EE was based on a picture I saw of a black SL that looked similar. In addition, I have gotten six brown eggs in six days from her and she has only been laying for six days.

    So, I guess she is an EE without the green gene.
     
  5. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Not a sl.

    And, technically, it's the "blue gene" since there are genetically only two colors of eggs- white and blue. Brown eggs are white eggs that are "painted" and green eggs are blue eggs with the same pigment deposit.
     

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