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Plymoth Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mandolinmama, May 17, 2007.

  1. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased two pullets that were supposed to be Plymoth Barred Rocks. They were all black but now, they have golden lacing starting in on their chest feathers. I thought barred rocks were black and white.
    Do you think my birds are something else?
     
  2. SarahF

    SarahF Chillin' With My Peeps

    i also just recently purchased 5 barred rocks, and they are mostly black when young. they are 3 weeks old now and they are black with MANY white spots. as the feathers grow in, their strips will form. They will have a bit of white on their faces and the back of their heads. my girls' feet are going more black now as well.

    hope that helped a bit.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Might be a black star sex link thats what mine look like. All black with gold feathers on head,neck,chest.
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I agree w/ Poison Ivy, black sex-links.
     
  5. Redneckchick

    Redneckchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like Black Sex-links to me...JMO
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Well, at least the good thing is, you know they are girls. [​IMG] Female black sex-links are black w/ gold cackle and the males look like barred rocks. They are one of my favorite types of chickens. I always keep at least one in my ever-changing flock.
     
  7. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a gob folks! I looked up some pictures of black sex-link pullets and that's for sure what we've got.
    Mine seem to have a pretty sweet disposition and i'll love them no matter what. It's my kids that are upset that their chicks that they picked out won't look like zebras. lol! [​IMG]
    It made me understand a bit more about how we ended up with them when I read about their father being rir and mother being br. They might have just assumed that because they were from a br that they were going to be little br.
    Thanks for all the responses though.
     

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