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How to tell gender of black sex link

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HeatherTheMommy, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im at tsc now gwtting some bsl how do i tell if they are boys or girls
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Black sexlink pullets are all black, with varying amounts of white on the neck and belly. Only cockerels will have a white spot on the back of the head, making them look like Barred Rock chicks.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    This little guy is a black sexlink cockerel.
     
  4. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So these are pullets?
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    The one chick with more white on the face than the others might be an Australorp, instead of a black sexlink; otherwise they all look like bsl pullets with the exception of the Silkie. Silkies are usually straight run, so it could be a cockerel.
     
  6. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes i know the silkie couls be but i want all the blacks to be girls
     
  7. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many chicks can a silkie raise? I plan to give these to my broody silkie
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Most average sized silkies can cover about 4 standard sized chicks. 7 may be too many.
     
  9. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i went back in today and the sign now says black australorp -_- im so annoyed
     

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