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BSL or black broiler?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mkenner, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. mkenner

    mkenner Out Of The Brooder

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    About 3 weeks old.
     
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  2. mkenner

    mkenner Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone?
     
  3. cjperrault1

    cjperrault1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Eric 2016

    Eric 2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess black sex link, not sure what you mean by black broiler
     
  5. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Black sexlink,their always skinny and fragile,but I wpuld defiantly wait if there are no reddish/gold feathers pop up.Sexlinks,red or black,are sometimes sold as broilers or pan fru.I absloutly dont know why,that is how I ended up with sexlinks anyway,incidents.
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Black sex links are far from skinny and fragile. Ours have always thrived and have been medium-heavy weight. The females high producers of large brown eggs. I can see red or black sex link males put in a hatchery lot of pan fry cockerels. However they are quite different from red and black broilers. Those are selectively bred, slower growing meat birds ready for processing around 12-14 weeks of age.

    The OP was wondering if this chick is a black Minorca. Hard to say at the moment. Minorcas will be lighter in build than black sex links, similar to a Leghorn. Black sex links will be similar in build to the heavier breeds such as Rocks and Orpingtons. Unless they are much larger than your other chicks then I would doubt they are broilers.
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am talking about as chicks.They tend to be small and skinny.
     

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