Black sex links?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenlily13, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. chickenlily13

    chickenlily13 Chirping

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    Have had New Hampshire reds for the last 5 years! Just got 6 black sex links , was wondering if anybody likes these chickens or not! Hopefully good results!
     
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  2. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I have both,love these birds.I had a rooster he was great and I have a five year old hen.Great chickens,but can have a bossy disposition. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiiiiiii 001.JPG Here is the cockerel I use to have,he was so friendly. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiiiiiii 014.JPG 7C7BC4EC-4F2E-4605-962B-7B9B290BB871.jpeg This is the father and the mother is one of my barred rock hens but I have no idea which one,lol.
     
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  3. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    I have 'home-bred' black sexlinks in tge incubator. FBCM × CL :)
     
  4. Coykoi

    Coykoi Songster

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    I like mine. They're calm, pretty friendly, and good steady producers.
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    IMO, home bred sex links are entirely different than hatchery sex links.

    As far as hatchery sex links go, I've had them in the very long distant past, but would not choose to have them again b/c the hatchery production birds tend to be prone to reproductive issues.

    Home bred sex links? You get to make your own recipe! My avatar roo produced lovely black sexlinks with pea or walnut combs. They are pure black without any of the red bleeding through in hackles. And they produce lovely aqua or olive colored eggs.
     
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  6. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

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    EB607AEE-02B2-4A3C-8223-0CA49BFD6F91.jpeg I got 3 black sex links entering their 2nd year this spring so far their egg production are excellent mature early and they have great temperament.
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    What are those abbreviations?Sorru I’m insure
     
  8. AmazingRachel

    AmazingRachel Songster

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    My BSL is from non-hatchery stock and so she doesn't have the typically hatchery sex link lifespan. She is the smartest of my flock and is the dominant hen. She lays a good amount of eggs, almost as much as my Leghorn (she lays an egg almost every day).
     
  9. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    FBCM = French Black Copper Marans
    CL = Cream Legbar
     
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  10. redranger209

    redranger209 Crowing

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    I’ve got a tractor supply one, and she’s my sweetest hen! She’s beautiful, with green on her back and a red-gold breast that speckles along her back, and she gives me a beautiful jumbo dark brown egg every day. She even lays better than my leghorn! She’s large, and I bet she could easily be a meat bird, but I would never even think about killing her! She’s at the top of the pecking order, even though she’s the youngest. If this where a review, I would give it 12/10 stars!!!
     

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