I think one is a Golden Sex Link but not sure of the two Black hens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 4kurtz, Sep 6, 2014.

  1. 4kurtz

    4kurtz New Egg

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    Some friends took these Hens in due to predators issues at their own house. They have offered them to us because they already have a bunch of girls and know we are looking. These girls are suppose to be around 6-9 months old as they just began laying.

    Any help on identifying what type of Hens these are? From looking at pictures I am thinking the brown one is a Golden Sex Link but not sure and have no clue on the black ones unless they are also sex links. Sorry for the bad pictures I will try and get some better ones if needed.

    Thank you

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  2. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say black sex link and isa brown
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    The brown one is a Red Sex Link (some hatcheries market them as Golden Sex Links). I can't see the two black ones real well, but it looks to me like the one in the bottom pic has some reddish or copper colored feathers in the neck area. If the two black ones have these non-black feathers in the neck area , then they are Black Sex Link hens. If they are solid black (no other colored feathers in the neck area), then they are Black Australorps.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Isa Brown is another of many labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links. Other labels include Red Star, Gold Star, Brown Sex Link, Golden Buff, Cinnamon Queen, Golden Comet, Hubbard Golden Comet, Bovans Brown, Shaver Brown, Babcock Brown, Warrens, HyLines, Gold Lines, Lohmans, Lohmans Brown, etc., but no matter which label they are marketed under, Red Sex Links are egg laying machines. The Black Sex Links are also egg laying machines. These are the two brown egg layers typically used by commercial laying houses and they should give you loads of eggs. :eek:)
     
  5. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . Thxs for the information can you tell me what kind of chicken this is and its gender
     
  6. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    These are really fuzzy and over exposed photos. It's difficult to tell the leg color of this bird (white or yellow) and white type of comb it has (single? Rose?). I can't really see it's tail either (only the black feathers at the base). My first impression is that it's a Coumbian mixed breed pullet, but with better pictures, that might change.
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    Sorry for the typo, it should read "Columbian."
     

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