I think I have two different breeds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mandieg4, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. mandieg4

    mandieg4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I received 5 chickens from a lady on freecycle that couldn't keep them any more. She told me that she bought them at the feedstore and that they were all rhode island reds. Two of them I am positive are not, but I don't know what they are. The other two hens might be, but the rooster makes me doubt. What do you think?


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  2. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. I think all of them are just mutts. Anyways, that's what it looks like to me.
     
  3. dsowens15

    dsowens15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black and brown ones are black sex links. The others are or at least have some RIR in them.
     
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

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    your top three might be RIR somewhere. the bottom two are sex links.
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Is it just me or does the 2nd pic look like a roo who had his tail cut off?
     
  6. mandieg4

    mandieg4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Really? This is a picture of my other black sex links and they don't look that similar too me. Their coloring looks more like my daughter's EE than my black sex links. Is there more than one way to get black sexlinks?

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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The two dark ones are black sex-links, the roo and the other 2 girls are New Hampshire Reds.
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:The two in the first post are sex-links, apparently they were crossed with a gold-laced wyandotte, which seems to be a 'new' kind of sex-link.

    ETA: There are several ways to get black sex-links.
     
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