Black sex links?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Thechickenchick2, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Songster

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    We got black sex links from TSC 4 weeks ago but they do not look like they have traditional black sex link feathering at this age. Am I wrong?
     
  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Pics please
     
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  3. Thechickenchick2

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  4. MagpieDucks

    MagpieDucks Preserving Orpington Bantams

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    What doesn't look "sex-link" about them to you?
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Could be Black Sexlinks.
     
  6. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Songster

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    I thought they had a lot more brown in their feathers at this age? In a lot of pictures that I’ve seen have a lot more “red”/Brown in their chest area
     
  7. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Are you talking about the chicks not having red feathering on their necks? That has a lot to do with the father breed. I used a Black Cochin over my Dominiques and 3 of my 4 pullets are all black. The one that has red on her had a Dom/RIR mother.
     
  8. Gray Farms

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    They vary greatly. Some get the brown later, some get a lot of brown, and some don't get much at all. It depends on the parent breeds the hatchery used for the cross.
     
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  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Black sexlinks are a crossbreeds. As such, there can be quite a bit of variation.
     
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  10. Eryniel

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    I've had 2 batches of black sex links. My first batch looked like yours, with very little red, and one practically didn't have any. The batch I have now has soooo much red! Even in their tail feathers! I think it just depends on their parents, and luck of the genes. :confused:
     
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