What is a black sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KauAnnie, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I talked to a breeder and he was naming all his breeds. When he said black sex links and I was like what? haha any pics? thanks
     
  2. mommas_got_peeps

    mommas_got_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 . They are a cross between a Rhode Island Red rooster and the Barred Rock hen mine are black with reddish feathers around the neck and sides. I believe they are "sex linked" because they are easily determined to be male or female based on the coloring of the head when they hatch. MIne were hatched on May 1st so they are about 9 weeks old now. The baby Chicks are color sexed- males faded barred with light colored neck feathers , pullets are black with red mixed in their neck hackle feathers. This hybrid makes for very vigorous chicks, rugged brown egg laying hens and good cockerel fryers.




     
  3. mommas_got_peeps

    mommas_got_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Grr..image did not post.. I'll retry.
     
  4. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thank you!
     
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    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my 2 pullets

    Rhode Island Red roo, and a Barred Rock mom
     
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  8. KauAnnie

    KauAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! We decided on 3 silkies at 6 weeks old
     

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