Is this a black sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jenndera, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. jenndera

    jenndera Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]I added a 12 week old hen (I think?) to my flock this past week. The previous owner was not sure on the breed. She said it was part of a hatchery special.

    Does she (or he) look like a black sex link (black star)?

    There is very faint light brown/gold around the neck feathers and each wing has 1 white feather that can only be seen if she's flapping her wings.

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Hard to tell. She looks like she could possibly be a Australorp.
     
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  3. jenndera

    jenndera Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking that too, but the very faint light brown/gold streaking around the neck make me think either not full breed australorp or black sex link.
     
  4. SpringPeeper

    SpringPeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My vote would go to her being a Black Sex Link pullet.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She just doesn't have the look of a bsl pullet to me. My first thought is what hatchery did she come from, and what kind of comb does she have. I'm wondering if she could be a Meyer Olive Egger.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with donrae about her not being a Black Sex Link. I've raised BSLs for years and she doesn't look like any Black Sex Link that I've ever seen. The body type is wrong, and if there are copper colored feathers ringing her neck, they are not enough for me to see them in the picture, even with it blown up. But she does look like some kind of mixed breed.
     
  7. SpringPeeper

    SpringPeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all BSLs have a really nice red neck, though. It depends on the breeds used to make them.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  9. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Is this bird laying yet?
     
  10. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Based on the pictures I would say she is not laying yet, looks to be a couple months away from that.

    Does she have a straight comb or a pea comb? Hard to tell by the photos.
     

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