BR or Black sex link which is the better layer?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by wjallen05, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which is a better layer and lays the biggest eggs? I am ordering some ducks from Ideal and need to have $25 minimum order and I don't want a bunch of ducks.
    Black Sex Links and Barred Rocks are all the have available. (and they have Production Reds, RIR and EEs but I already have those)
    What would you get?
     
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    I'd get a mix of both! Both are hearty birds, and both lay huge brwn eggs in about 20 to 24 weeks!
     
  3. wjallen05

    wjallen05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd get a mix of both!

    See I am trying to avoid that. Don't feed my addiction!!!​
     
  4. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    The Black sex-links are a hybrid production breed bred more towards egg prodution than a Barred Rock is although a BR lays very well also.

    So for just egg production and larger eggs, I'd go with the BSLs.

    You might check into the GSLs they are great layers of big eggs also and I think they are more friendly than BRs or BSL's.

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