Black & White Sex Link

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by momchick4, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. momchick4

    momchick4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone ever heard of a Black & White sex link?
    My son is showing a Black sex link this weekend at a poultry show. The bird next to his looks like a Barred Rock (with a tint of red in the neck), but they claim it is a sex link. They actually thought it was a black sex link because whoever they bought it from told them.

    The show judge said it is something new called a Black & White sex link.
    Can't find anything on the internet. Just curious if anyone has any info on these.
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sounds like a male black sex link.

    black sex link---females are black with gold leakage at the throat/chest, depending on the rooster used in the cross.
    males are single barred, so the color is the same as a barred Rock female. they have gold leakage on the hackles, saddle feathers and wings, depending on the rooster used to make the cross.


    there can't genetically be a female sex link colored like a barred Rock hen.

    can your son get a pic?
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae's post.
     
  4. momchick4

    momchick4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I 100% positive it was a barred rock with imperfections. The kids mother insisted it was a black sex link. Why let your kid enter a bird that you know nothing about? So frustrating. :-(.

    Here is my son's Blue Ribbon Black Sex Link Pullet. He bought her at 2 days old with his own money.
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She's a beautiful Black Sex Link pullet. :eek:)
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    A black sex link rooster will look like a barred rock to an untrained eye.

    So if he looks like an imperfect Barred Rock rooster, he probably is a Black Sex Link.
     
  7. Michael OShay

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    X2 on enola's post.
     
  8. momchick4

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    It had the coloring of a black sex link rooster, but it was a hen (unless roosters lay eggs :-D)
     
  9. momchick4

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    Thank you. My son is soooo proud of her blue ribbon. She is only 22 weeks old. He has put a lot of hard work into raising her.
     
  10. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Did you see the egg? What color was it?
     

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