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Was I told the wrong breed please help ???????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 5peeps, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello ,

    I was told at the feed store that 2 of the chick I got were called fancy black sex-links because of the fur on there leg is this ture or was the girl mistaken and if so what are they .


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  2. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

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    Are you serious? That name sounds made up to me. But I am no expert.

    The black sex link pullets that I got were solid black with a little tuft of yellow on their bottoms. From what I understand, the males are black with a pale spot on top of their heads.

    Cassandra
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Fancy black sexlinks? Looks like a black cochin to me. Which feed store did you go to that told you that?

    I supose it is possible to make a sexlink out of a cochin, if you had parents bred for it... but I've never known anyone to do it or have them.
     
  4. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK ,
    So thank you , after a little google seach I now see she was wrong .
    they look to be Black Cochin or Barred Cochin I guess I will have to wait and see . I see on my list of chicks they had there that the Barred Cochin is on the list , Maybe I miss heard her and she said they were fancy . Who know just glad to get it striaghtened out .

    Thanks
     
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  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good grief. They made that up. It sounds like when I was told by someone that a cockerel I knew for a fact was a Porcelain D'Uccle was a bearded Cochin, LOL. [​IMG]
     
  6. mergmet

    mergmet Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks like a cochin to me

    my barred cochins come out looking yellow with stripes until they start feathering in

    M
     
  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Atleast you guys dont get told one bird is two chicken breeds in one! I got a Silver Penciled Cochin once and the guy told me she was a Bantam Brahma Cochin. [​IMG]
     
  8. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Looks like a cochin and they are great birds [​IMG]
     
  9. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    When I called my local feed store they also told me they had regular sex links and "fancy" sex links. I asked the difference between them and the guy couldn't tell me! BUT I know they charged a buck more a head for them!
     
  10. 5peeps

    5peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your help
     

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