Blue Sex Links? Updated with Pics.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by txcarl1258, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have any of you ever heard of a blue sexlink? I purchased a group of chicks from TSC this spring and two of them were blue. Bother turned out to be hens and one is light and the other is dark blue. The reason I am wondering if they are sexlinks is because they look exactly like my black sex link, but blue. They both have gold feathers in their chests and on their neck. I also have a very large Blue Wheaten hen and am totally stumped by her breed. She isn't an EE or an Ameracauna. Just wondering if they hatchery had some "accident" chicks and sent them in a mixed order. She is a very pretty chicken and need to get some pics posted of her so maybe you all can help me identify her breed.

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  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Would love to see some pics. Sounds interesting. Hopefully someone that knows genetics can give some insight into this. It would be my thinking that you could use a self blue roo over a barred hen and get a blue sex link but that is just my thinking.
     
  3. har

    har Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES I have gotten some blue sex link from a order of Black sex links and have seen others also. That was about 3 years ago and I still have some of there offsring.
     
  4. stjjjmm87

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    I found an article on sex links which said if you put any blue rooster with a barred rock hen they will produce both solid blue and solid black sex links. I have a Blue Giant Cochin Roo and 7 barred hens so i have been collecting eggs and will be incubating on wed. in apx. 23 days i will know if this is true. i will let you know if you want.
     
  5. LuvMyPeeps7

    LuvMyPeeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Please post pics!!
     
  6. HBuehler

    HBuehler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have an all blue sex link pen at times..will again soon but mine's just a little different since mine are also purebred birds not crosses.I do them because I live near Cities that can't have Roosters and people want to buy pretty chicks..this way they can have blue chickens that they know are pullets and lay real well.Roos have a better chance to sell as well since they are not a mixed breed.
    If you use a blue roo over barred hens the pullets will be solid the Roos will be barred with an average of 50/50 black and blue chicks
    Edited to add it doesn't have to be a barred rock hen any barred hen works
     
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  7. stjjjmm87

    stjjjmm87 New Egg

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    Thanks for information, I have eggs in incubator now, will the male chicks also have the white spot on top of head as well as barring ? I know when I have put my Rhode Isl.Red Roo w/barred hens I get black males w/spot on heads. Thx.
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  9. Red&Yellow

    Red&Yellow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh, pics please!! I do love blue birds.
     
  10. shandiane78

    shandiane78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some pics of my blue sex link:

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