I am just getting started and want to know more

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

  1. malexika

    malexika New Egg

    May 9, 2011
    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
    Laurens SC
    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(

  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle


    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]
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Quote:Sally Forth is across the page from Mary Worth! [​IMG]

    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

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama.
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC. Black sex link= Black Star.
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​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

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    [​IMG] from Indiana!!!!! [​IMG]
  9. benjoycei

    benjoycei Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2011
    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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