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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by malexika, May 9, 2011.

  1. malexika

    malexika New Egg

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    I have recently purchased chicks and have started building a coop. My question is, the local co-op sold me a black and golden sex link. Is this a breed or does it go by another name? I haven't been able to find it on the breed page.

    Thanks Randy
     
  2. pinkwindsong

    pinkwindsong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
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    hi welcome to byc.. Im not sure.. I got 2 from TSc and they turned out to be golden comets also known as red sex-links.. I can say that I am pleased with my comet girls. all the chicks I have gotten from them I have be happy with..

    I look forward to future postings..

    blessed be )O(
    Pink

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  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    I don't know breeds well, but...

    Welcome to the chicken addiction.

    [​IMG] Now sally forth and post! [​IMG]

    Imp- Who is this Sally Forth? [​IMG]
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  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    malexika, [​IMG] You chickens are probably mixed breeds and may not be listed in the breed pages. Sex links are usually very nice, and good layers.
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Black sex link= Black Star.
     
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Dawg53 has got you covered. [​IMG]
     
  8. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from NC [​IMG]
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    [​IMG] from California!

    Sex-links of any color are hybrids. Cross bred two separate breeds so the chicks which hatch from their eggs are color-coded so their sex can be determined: the cockerels are one color and the pullets are another. If you hatch their eggs, the sex-linking doesn't follow through. Buying sex-linked chicks are a great way to ensure you just get pullets, and the pullets are great layers!
     

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