Hens black sex link or bared rock?

lhines08

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Wondering if anyone can tell if the black and white hens are barred rock or black sex link. Have been told my rooster looks to be a black sex link
 

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HappyDuckie

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The hens are definitely not black sex links. Black sex link hens are black with red/gold leakage.
I think they look like barred rocks.
 

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Good question! Black Sexlinks are specific mixes designed to create chicks/chickens whose genders are easily distinguishable. Black Sexlink hens look very different from roosters. I included a picture found online of a BSL hen and rooster for comparison. Your hens are Barred Rocks. The reason your rooster is likely a BSL or another mixed breed is due to the poor barring and color leakage.
 

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lhines08

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Good question! Black Sexlinks are specific mixes designed to create chicks/chickens whose genders are easily distinguishable. Black Sexlink hens look very different from roosters. I included a picture found online of a BSL hen and rooster for comparison. Your hens are Barred Rocks. The reason your rooster is likely a BSL or another mixed breed is due to the poor barring and color leakage.
Wow so much different. Thank you !!
 

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