What are these chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MelissaRatz, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. MelissaRatz

    MelissaRatz Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought these chickens from a hatchery and they referred them as "special blacks" and "special browns" What is their actual breed name?
     
  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can't see the dark chickens very well but your red ones are Red Stars (also known as a red sex link, Cinnamon Queen, and etc..)
     
  3. MelissaRatz

    MelissaRatz Out Of The Brooder

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    The special blacks is what the rooster is too... Thanks for the help
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are the special blacks the same chickens in your avatar? If not, could you get a closer picture of them?
     
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  5. MelissaRatz

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    No they are not
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    You've got Black Sex Links and Red Sex Links. Every hatchery has their own "recipe" for making them and calls them by a different name. Basically, a hybrid chicken that can be color sexed at hatch and lays lots of brown eggs. Since they are auto-sexing hybrids and not breeds, they will not breed true.
     
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  7. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

    x2, though a closer picture would help.
     
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