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Not a Plymouth Barred Rock

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by texpainthorse, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. texpainthorse

    texpainthorse Out Of The Brooder

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    I have too many roosters and have decided to sell a few. I bought some Plymouth Barred Rocks from Atwood's. This boy was supposed to be one but he looks nothing like the others. What is he?[​IMG]
     
  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's most likely a black sex link male.
     
  3. texpainthorse

    texpainthorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh! I may keep this one then! He's gorgeous in person. I do have some younger sexlink hens that he could be put with!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Sex-Link rooster.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    He's probably a Black Sex-link rooster.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    He's a very beautiful Black Sex Link rooster.
     
  7. He's a gorgeous boy. :eek: :love
     
  8. rebrascora

    rebrascora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi

    Quote: You do realise that crossing a black sex link with a black sex link will not give you a black sex link, don't you?
    ie. they are not a breed (but a hybrid) and will therefore not breed true or give you a sex linked chicks unfortunately..

    He is absolutely stunning though and if he has a great temperament too, then I probably would keep him regardless of lack of breeding potential, although I'm quite partial to farmyard mutts anyway.

    Hope I haven't totally burst your bubble

    Regards

    Barbara
     
  9. texpainthorse

    texpainthorse Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. He's got a great temperment. He's only about 5 or 6 months old. I've never had a ex link before this year so they are new to me! :)
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree with this.

    If you put him over solid hens, half his chicks will be barred, regardless of gender. I had a bsl male for a few years and hatched lots of chicks from him, I loved the color variety I'd get in the offspring.
     

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