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 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Winterset Iowa
    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 .

  2. Cassandra

    Cassandra Ranger Rick

    Oct 27, 2007
    Southwest Mississippi
    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.

  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Winterset Iowa
    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 .

    Last edited: Apr 29, 2008
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    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 Songster

    looks like a cochin to me

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

  7. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    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 Songster

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

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    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 Songster

    Apr 27, 2008
    Winterset Iowa
    Thank you all for your help

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