I thought I bought Barred Rocks,but they are still black.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rlhagan56, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. rlhagan56

    rlhagan56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been a long time since I had a flock of chickens and the Barred Rocks were my favorites. I bought two each of Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandotts and 4 EE. The black chicks looked like Barred Rocks, but at two weeks their legs are black and no white barring. In the picture that is the feather just coming in, not white. So are they Barred Rocks?[​IMG]
     
  2. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]But, I don't know?? Sorry...[​IMG]
     
  3. AnimalLady123

    AnimalLady123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW...I LOOVE you chick
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    kinda looks black sex link female
     
  5. Hatch me if you can

    Hatch me if you can Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chick in the pic doesn't really look like a barred rock to me, I am not a BR specialist but I have had a few so this is just based off of my experiences until now.

    Reasons:
    I see no white on the chick at all
    The legs are very dark looking (even very dark colored pullets/hens still have yellow on their legs)

    I would question the person/place you received them from to double check what stock they actually have. If nothing else it will give you somewhere to start.[​IMG]
     
  6. rlhagan56

    rlhagan56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I had the feeling that he got me two black sex links instead. I never heard of them before. These two chicks are smaller than the EE chicks and docile. Darn it, guess I will call the feed store to see if they still have the BR. Thank you for the help! I love this website!
     
  7. PAchicks007

    PAchicks007 Out Of The Brooder

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    x2 I think its a BSL too. I have some here and they look just like that. Will get some pics today to share.
     
  8. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry - black sex links are half barred rock (the mom). I hear they have WONDERFUL personalities!
     
  9. Atlantakycklingar

    Atlantakycklingar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep 'em! Black sex links are the best :)
     
  10. frazo96

    frazo96 Out Of The Brooder

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    Definetly not a Barred Rock
    I grew some up for myself and they shoul've had white feathers by now.
    Pretty sure its a black sex link too.
     

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