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Hmmmmmm... Breed help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken4prez, May 1, 2016.

  1. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a hen named Hannah and I think she is a Black sex link but she lays darker eggs then my BSL hens so I just want to check if BSL's can lay darker eggs
     
  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd call her a black sex link or a mix :3
     
  3. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmmmm... Hannah came from Frey's Hatchery so I wouldn't think she is a mix but maybe...
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I think she is a Black Sex-link.
     
  5. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats what I thought too. But can BSL's lay dark eggs? Not like Maren eggs but darker then normal
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I have two one and one lays a darker brown colored egg and the other a lighter brown colored egg.
     
  7. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok. Thanks!
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The thing with BSL is you don't know what the parent breeds used for them are - so she may well have dark egg parentage in the mix causing the darker colored eggs.
     
  9. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    True True. If for instance a cuckoo marans hen was used in the original cross rather than say a barred rock. That would explain the darker egg.
     
  10. chicken4prez

    chicken4prez Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks! But would a hatchery sell mixed hens?
     

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