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What breed is a Sexton?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nukusjeff, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. nukusjeff

    nukusjeff Out Of The Brooder

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    My friend in VA says he has Sextons. Is that a sex-linked chicken? Thanks.
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Ive never heard of it. Im thinking he meant sexlink
     
  3. nukusjeff

    nukusjeff Out Of The Brooder

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    If you do a forum search you will see the mention of "Sexton" too but I wasn't able to turn up what that was.
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Thats what I'm thinking too. Never heard of a Sexton. [​IMG]
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe he even meant Sussex?
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sounds like you need to clarify with your friend what he has. Could even be a regional strain of game bird, those have lots of different names for different strains. Sexton isn't a breed or cross I'm aware of.
     
  7. nukusjeff

    nukusjeff Out Of The Brooder

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    I can post a link to his blogspot and a picture. He writes:

    "Nine are about 7 month old Sexton breed and four are Americana. The Americana's lay a very interesting mixture of teal and green blue eggs. The Sexton's lay a classic farm brown egg."

    http://www.restorationfarm.blogspot.com/2012/12/lost-chicken.html


    The black chicken is a "sexton". The others are Ameraucanas...
     
  8. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    Th brown ones in the picture are sex-links. He probably just made a mistake in hearing the name. It happens quite often around here. You wouldn't believe how many people believe "Domineckers" is an actual breed. (Dominique is the correct term) Many old-timers around here nick-name the breeds and when they sell them to newbies in the chicken hobby, they usually just continue calling the breed whatever the farmer told them. I've definitely heard some interesting mistakes throughout the years! LOL
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe all of the birds in the picture are Sex-Links. The "Ameraucanas" don't have ear tuffts from what I can see, and look more like red Sex-Links.
     
  10. nukusjeff

    nukusjeff Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with your assessment on black and red sex-links. Can sex-links lay blue or green eggs? They could be mutts...
     

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