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Day old Black sx lnk pullets

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by jadude, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. jadude

    jadude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am ordering some black sex links day old pullets. Post the amount you want and i can give you that number for 3 bucks a chick. I am in columbia sc
     
  2. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to sound really stupid here, but I have only had chicks for a total of 6 weeks now. What is a sex-linked chick?
     
  3. yellowdragon

    yellowdragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A sex link is a chicken bred to be sexed at hatch. The males and females are different colors
     
  4. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you:) I guess anything is possible these days!
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Quote:Old idea, actually. It goes way back to the late 1800's/early 1900's.
    Certain breeds, when mated, produce a chick that has unique coloration for male and female, as mentioned.
    For example, mating a RIR male to a Barred Rock female gives a male chick that is black with a light spot on its head. The female chick from the same mating is dark, without the spot.
    This way you can separate the males from the females at birth.
    Great idea for that first mating. But subsequent matings wont breed true to that and you are liable to get almost anything. This is a function of hybrid crossing and holds true for most hybrids.
    There are also feather sexed matings, also sex related, ie, females having faster growing, larger wing feathers than males.
     
  6. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! I am so glad I found this forum! I have learned so much, and have so much more to learn!
     

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