Very new to chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Kbolick, May 28, 2017.

  1. Kbolick

    Kbolick New Egg

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    Hello everyone I'm very new to chickens so if this question is dumb I apologize. I bought two black sex links and one just doesn't quite look like the other. Any thoughts on what she may be? She is the all black one in question.
     

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  2. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC.

    I'm seeing 2 barred rocks and 1 black sex link--the all black one.

    Whee did you purchase them?
     
  3. Kbolick

    Kbolick New Egg

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    I got them from a local hardware store. I just wasn't sure as my other black sex link has the reddish ticking like all the pictures I've pulled up have as well. I just didn't know if they usually were solid black.
     
  4. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I agree with @KikisGirls ^^ the black one looks like a sex link she should get little colors of brown on her chest as she gets older.
     
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  5. Kbolick

    Kbolick New Egg

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    This is my other black sex link if that helps y'all understand my questioning of her.
     

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  6. Hope Hughes

    Hope Hughes Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I see your confusion. I'm not sure what the 2nd on is. It could be a mix with a sex link. I raised 4 B. Sex links and they were all solid black when they were chicks. They get a green/blue hue to them wen they are adults and have the brown feathers on their chest.
     
  7. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    Stores have been known to mislabel chicks.
     
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  8. Kbolick

    Kbolick New Egg

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    Oh for sure. That's why I'm asking because one is not like the other.
     
  9. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Egg Grower Premium Member Project Manager

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    They are still quite young..you may want to wait a few more weeks til their feathers grow in more.
     
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  10. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    BSL cockerels look like Barred Rocks.
     
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