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Gold Sex Links with Black Tail Feathers??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Itsamidge, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Itsamidge

    Itsamidge In the Brooder

    Aug 3, 2014
    Hi Everyone! I am new to raising chickens and I have 4 Gold Sex Links that are about 11 weeks old. A couple of them seem to be large for their age with a couple black tail feathers coming in. Is this right? I was under the impression they were supposed to have white tail feathers.


  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon

    Hatchery sex links should have white tips and tails, yes. There are ways to breed sex linked chicks that could have the coloring you describe, I suppose, but it's not common. Where did your birds come from? Do you have pics?

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