Interesting Feather Pattern

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eryniel, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Eryniel

    Eryniel Songster

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    This is BAC. I got her in the RIR Black sex link bin, but with this feather pattern, I’m thinking it wasn’t RIR she was mixed with. Anybody know what would’ve made the hearts on the tips? I love them! 7983F5FD-A4AD-447E-8DEC-CEB5CE657663.jpeg CE3F8328-8D48-4FF9-B484-75B90D0DDFF4.jpeg C5BC1C3D-9090-4772-8B6F-BC62B81CCE99.jpeg
     

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  2. Flockandfowl46

    Flockandfowl46 Crowing

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    She appears to be a black selling in my opinion :)sorry auto correct...black sexlink
     
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  3. gator75

    gator75 Songster

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    It's a pretty BSL
     
  4. debid

    debid Crowing

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    That's not uncommon, actually. She just has what is called shafting (lighter feather shafts).
     
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  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    She appears to a black sex-link
     
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  6. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    I had two homegrown BSL chicks (one died from an accident) that had similar patterning.

    This is the one I still have. Her father is a New Hampshire and her mother is a Dominique/Buff.
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    This is the chick I lost. Her father was a New Hampshire and her mother was a Dominique.
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Black Sexlink. Patterns vary depending on what breeds the hatcheries use in their crosses.
     
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  8. Eryniel

    Eryniel Songster

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    Thank you for the replies! I knew she was a sex link, I was just curious which breed could make that pattern. It’s interesting to see all the different variations!
    And I love the pix, @Redhead Rae! I’m sorry about your loss. :hugs
     
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  9. Redhead Rae

    Redhead Rae Chickens, chickens everywhere!

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    Thanks. just fyi don't use lightweight wide containers in with the chickens. I found the chick dead underneath a plastic washtub that we had been using for water when it was really cold. I assume she perched on the edge and it flipped over on top of her and she couldn't get out. We didn't find her for a few days after it happened.
     
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  10. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    The bin most likely had RIR chicks and BSL chicks mixed together. So you picked up one of the BSLs.
     
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