Does anyone know what breed this is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eggwell, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. Eggwell

    Eggwell Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. jaredthefox

    jaredthefox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my opinion he looks to be a mix with a barred rock and a RIR. I know for a fact that he has barred rock in him and that he is mixed.
     
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  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The male of the black sex link? Typically, this is a Barred female( of several possible breeds, but BR being the most common) under a red male (any number of red males work) will produce mostly black females and these off looking, semi barred, red streaked males.

    This is the essence of a sex link. Telling the chicks apart, males from females, upon hatch and as they go along. Lots of these sex link males get mixed up in the sales bins at feed stores and folks buy them. Lots of time folks think they're just a poor Barred Rock and that's fine. He's a chicken and dang fancy one for sure.
     
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  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You have a Black Sex Link rooster.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    He had one barred parent and the other parent was probably red. Just as easy to call him a black sex link. He's sure a pretty guy!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     

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