Red Sex Link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by feather13, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. feather13

    feather13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Took these photos with my phone, so apologies for the poor quality. A friend gave me this hen a year and a half ago. He told me that she was a Red Sex Link, although when I Google this breed, it looks nothing like her. She's now two years old and lays an egg every single day. She was attacked by a stray husky dog last year that broke her wing and caused her to molt all over her stomach, but otherwise she is a tough, friendly, small bird who rules the roost. Do you think she's a Red Sex Link? Thanks for your help!

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Not a red sex link, but very likely a black sex link.
     
  3. feather13

    feather13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Sourland! I hadn't heard of the Black Sex Link breed, but from Google photos, she definitely looks like that breed!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She could be a black sex link, or she could be a mixed breed. sounds like she's a hardy girl either way!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    She definitely looks like a Black Sex Link pullet. Black Sex Links are very friendly and hardy, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and my BSLs have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 large, brown eggs per hen per year. You should get loads of eggs from that girl. :eek:)
     
  7. feather13

    feather13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, all, for your helpful replies! Yes, Michael Oshay, she is an egg laying machine and by far the best egg producer we've ever had, including throughout the winter. She even laid an egg the day after she was attacked by a husky!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. I've been very impressed by the persistence of Black Sex Links' laying in really cold winter weather. :eek:)
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Black Sex-link.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    black sex link - too bad she didn't get her wing fixed
     

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