Is my Black Sex Link ACTUALLY a Black Sex Link

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Alys, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Alys

    Alys Out Of The Brooder

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    Here she is at 3 days:
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    She's the one on the left. The top of her head was solid black.

    And, today, at around 17 weeks:
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    The farm supply store sold her as a sex link, but she has just gone through her pullet moult and is still totally black all over. She's bigger than her red sex link "sister" who's the same age (right in the 1st picture) and our Barred Rock pullet who's a month older.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She looks more like an australorp. The sex links I've seen always have some brown/red color, even if it's a tiny patch at the throat.

    Good news is she's a she!
     
  3. Alys

    Alys Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I was thinking.

    She's a very mellow girl. But hefty.
     

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