Black Sex Links? Anyone know what we are?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Oursisafunnyfarm, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Oursisafunnyfarm

    Oursisafunnyfarm In the Brooder

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    We got these two chicks from our feed store. The associates at the store had no idea the breed and they were mixed in with many different looking chicks. Someone suggested they were Black Sex Links. All the chicks were to be hens, but you know how that goes. When I looked up the breed I saw that only males have the white spots on their heads. Now we are wondering if we took two Roos home with us. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    If they are black sexlinks yes their males unfortunately.But i would wait to see ina gee months,could be another spotted breed.
     
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  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Crowing

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    They look like barred rock to me. :hmm
     
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  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    They could be male BSL, but most likely are barred rocks. Can you divide those pics up? Show each chick separately, including shot of back of head and comb, side profile, and shot of legs/feet for one chick, then do the same for the other.
     
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  5. Farmgal101

    Farmgal101 Songster

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    They look like EE to me.Thats what mine looked like when they were younger.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing

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    I think it's more likely they are barred Rocks or cuckoo Marans.
     
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  7. Better Than Rubies

    Better Than Rubies Crowing

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    They look like female Barred Rocks to me (surprised the workers didn't know that :idunno). They're beautiful! I love that breed, and most of them are really friendly. :D
    Here's my BSL pullet, around a week-and-a-half old.
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    And my BR pullet, over three-weeks old:
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    Edited to add: They remind me more of Cuckoo Marans. :) If their feet are pink, not yellow, then they're not Barred Rocks after all, but if the feet and legs are yellow, then they'd be BRs.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Look like Barred Rocks to me. Please post new photos at 8 weeks of age when fully feathered out.
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    Barred Rocks.
    For gender, post pics of their combs at 6 weeks.
     
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  10. Hannan

    Hannan In the Brooder

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    Black sex link hens are mostly black with a bit of reddish around their neck-possibly more if they didn't breed true, as is the case with one of mine-so it's either roosters or Barred Rock. Probably Barred Rock.
     

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