Black Sexlinks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by halfpynt, May 6, 2007.

  1. halfpynt

    halfpynt In the Brooder

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    Does anyone know about sexlink breed ? We have two of them,, ,they are black all over..... Cant find any pics of what they will look like when fully grown..
     
  2. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

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    Black sex-links are the result of a male RIR or NHR and a female Barred Rock. They, however do not breed true.

    This is my black sex-link pullet at about 7-8 weeks old;
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    Here she is at 12 weeks old:
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    www.feathersite.com has pictures of sex-links, as well as many other breeds.
     
  3. halfpynt

    halfpynt In the Brooder

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    :flCool !! Thanks ![​IMG]
     
  4. ella

    ella Songster

    Oh no AccidentalFarm if that's a black sex-link that a BOY! The males display the barring, while the females have a mix of gold and black feathers. That's what makes them a sex-link.

    Girls range from almost solid black with a few gold feathers to something like this:

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    Here is a male black sex-link:
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    As youngsters...

    Pullet:
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    Cockeral:
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    I hope you have room for a little crower!
     
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  5. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Songster

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    Ella, Where did you get your black sexlinks?...i my self have a pair of bsl's and love them.... however I really like the coloring of yours much more! Mine are solid black with the exceptions of some bronze feathers around there neck. I guess luck of the draw? [​IMG]
    Stay well, Dom

    Edit: I forgot to specifly im talking about your bsl pullet. [​IMG]
     
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  6. ella

    ella Songster

    Both of the chickens pictured are a cross between my Buff Orpington rooster and a barred Rock hen. They are half siblings, and are very nice, the hen has layed an egg almost every day for the last 2 years.

    Here's the papa:

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    And this is the hen's mom:
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