What breed is this chicken???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tomato lady, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. tomato lady

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    Purchased this chick from the local feed store. I was buying Jersey Giants, but this little gal dosn't look like the others. I really don't care what she is, I just want to know what I have. Thanks.

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  2. codybird

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    Looks like my Black Sex Link pullets at about 6 or 7 weeks.

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  3. SimplyForties

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    She's a pretty girl. I had no idea black sex links had all that gold in them. Do they retain it when they get older? I've got a red sex link and she's getting less "red" by the day! [​IMG]
     
  4. tomato lady

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    That looks like her about a week ago, Codybird. She is a pretty one and I don't care that she is not a Jersey Giant.

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  5. ticker9400

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    Well I may be wrong because I am new at this chicken love affair... but I have six americaunas that I got at my local feed store that look alot like that... 3 are dark with gold and 3 are gold with some black ... good luck will keep checking I am now very curious too... [​IMG]
     
  6. codybird

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    I have 6 BSL pullets and they run in color from almost total black to 1/2 gold and 1/2 black. All have some gold on the chest. As chicks they had a black head and black body. I could only see gold on one chick. I'm told the BSL roo's have a white spot on the head, hence sex-link. I'm surprised how good they look, since they looked like baby buzzards for awhile. They seem to get more gold as they age.

    I can get a current ten week old pic if you want it.
     
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  7. codybird

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    OK since you begged me.[​IMG]
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    The two front ones are the extremes. Ten week BSL's.

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  8. jywel417

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    It looks like my black sex link girls. one of my 2 girls has just a little bit of red on her chest and I am not sure that my other girl has a single feather on her that doesn't have some red on it . . . . .
     
  9. toyzbox

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    I'm no expert by far but I have to go with Ticker9400. I have 2 EE's that look just like that
     
  10. codybird

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    Quote:Pics! Pics! Pics!
     

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