She's a mutt but the eggs are identical with our BSL's eggs.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BubbaLikesIt, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. BubbaLikesIt

    BubbaLikesIt Songster

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    She and her identical sister have the strike markings like a sex link but she is a mutt from the hatchery. Big beautiful eggs and no complaints.
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    She's definitely a mixed breed hen.
     
  3. BubbaLikesIt

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    I wish I knew what mix she and her sister were. They are the calmest egg laying machines we got. Low maintenance, high output. I would breed them if I knew what the parents were.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Where did you get them from? That might help narrow the choices down.
     
  5. BubbaLikesIt

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    They came in a "mixed pullet" order from the Privett Hatchery in New Mexico. I have looked and looked at the chickens they sell wanting the answer to jump out at me but it ain't so far. I really don't know what the mixes will produce so I'm left guessing. I sure wish I knew.
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Black Sex links are usually a cross between Rhode island red and Bard rock. Your hen could be a BSL bred back to the father, or, It is possible she is a BSL, since depending on the parent stock used it is not uncommon to have some that are a unusual color.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    To me, she just looks like a mix. But, most hatcheries don't have random flocks of birds running around creating mixed breeds. I'm not quite sure what mix she could be.
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Lovely mix
     
  9. BubbaLikesIt

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    Yeah Mountain, we think so too. Egg laying machines her and her sister are.
     
  10. BubbaLikesIt

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    Mystery solved. That is exactly what I was told by a manager at the hatchery. He saw the photo and immediately told me that these two chickens were BSL offspring. They aren't a sanctioned Sex Link but have the same characteristics as the BSL. He said "Hey, it happens, so sue me". They are laying machines.
     

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