Wanted an Australorp, got a Black Sex-Link...Thoughts??

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by newchickenfamily, May 7, 2008.

  1. Hello BYC'ers!

    We are BRAND NEW to chickens. Got our first 3 chicks this past Saturday. RIR, Buff Orp and what I was told was an Australorp. Come to find out that it is a Black Sex-Link, which I don't know a thing about. I am considering taking her back and doing an exchange for an Australorp. Before I do that, I thought I'd come to the Forum to gain some insight on the Sex-Links. Any thoughts on personality plusses and minuses would be most appreciated!! [​IMG]

    I wish I had room for many chickens, but our VERY suburban backyard limits us to only a few!!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I like my black sexlinks. They have personality and cute gold flecked neclaces/bibs. :p

    One of mine is a regular odd ball broody too. They have laid well even into their 3rd year.
     
  3. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Songster

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    Our Black Sex Link hens were the very best brown egg layers we have had. X-Large eggs and lots of them!!

    Did you post pics of your babies?

    Jean
     
  4. RobinEgg

    RobinEgg Songster

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    I ended up with what appears to be a black sex link from TSC was sold to me as chick as a BA, however she is making a rather pretty young pullet. She is pretty with her red/brown feathers around her neck and is quite friendly.
     
  5. okiehen

    okiehen Songster

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    I like my two girls, nice birds calm and lay great.
    I'll be getting more when I need to.
     
  6. Homegroanacres

    Homegroanacres Chillin w/the Ice in my Glass

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    Whether it be Red. Golden, Black, or umpteen other names,
    it is hard to beat the Sex Link as an egg layer. [​IMG]
     

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