Gold Sex Links?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AnnieSantiago, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. AnnieSantiago

    AnnieSantiago Songster

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    Hi there. I'm returning after a 2 year hiatus. Happy to be back.

    I bought 3 pullets today said to be Gold Sex Links. I got them at a good price but was a little sad after doing some research and learning they only are expected to live about 2 years. But, live and learn. The guy was awfully nice and they're organically fed chooks.

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    Anyway, here are photos of my new girls exploring their new home.

    Any advice on caring for this breed will be welcomed.

    They're said to be 20 weeks, but I don't see much of a comb/wattle so not sure when they'll begin laying.
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Got my Puppy

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    They do look like some version of red sex links. The few I have had were very productive but short lived. Some can live longer but they seem predisposed to reproductive cancers from what I have read. I would feed them a higher protein feed than the typical layer as they can become protein deficit due to their higher production. I recommend 18-22%. A all flock ration is a good option. Keep a separate dish of oyster shells free choice for the extra calcium needs.
     
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  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    They do appear to be some sort of Red sex-link. I have had them and mine lived for 3 years, but the reason they died was because of a predator not due to sickness. They were very healthy girls.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I wonder if you can slow down their laying ,having them get somewhat less light a day. Maybe less eggs when young would prevent some of the reproductive problems when they are somewhat older.
     
  5. AnnieSantiago

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    unnamed-1.jpg unnamed.jpg Adding a final 2 girls to my flock today.
    A Blue Lace Wyandotte and a Barred Rock.

    I'm curious what the Blue Lace Wyandotte will look like when she's grown.
    I can't find a straight "blue lace wyandotte" online... only silver, red, versions.

    I need to get out there tonight and clip some wings (or in the morning).
    Those stinkers got out of the run today and it was heck catching them!
     
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  6. cassie123

    cassie123 Crowing

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    Some live to be five years I heard!
     

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