Black sex linked?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kaile, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. kaile

    kaile New Egg

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    My first post -

    So are these ladies black sex linked? Since my "wyandottes" from the feed store turned out to be Black Australorps, I just wanted to check and see about these other little gals.

    They are significantly smaller then my other heavy breeds. Their legs appear slate to me and they have what looks like a rose comb (at least all my other chicks have single combs, and these do not).

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    At 2 weeks (they are the two with striped backs in the front right)

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    At one week

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    Thanks!
     
  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Gold Laced Wyandottes at least that is my opinion.
     
  3. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree.
     
  4. kaile

    kaile New Egg

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    I'd love for them to be Wyandottes, since I paid a bit extra for the SLW which were actually BAs. However, what about the slate-ish legs? They aren't YELLOW yellow legs. Also the feathering is poor compared to pictures of GLW pullets - maybe poor quality? That plus the smaller size just had me wondering if they're black sex linked with rose combs.

    Anyone else?
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I looked at McMurray's website, since they show pictures of what the chicks for each breed looks like, and Id have to concur with the GL Wyandotte.
     
  6. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not sex links and believe the others are correct with GLW.
     
  7. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Their coloring will change quite a bit as they grow. Thet will molt several times before their final molt into adult feathers. As hatchery chicks they may not be the best colored, but they should look close enough to identify. Should make nice pets.

    Matt
     

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