what is a BSL??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 4wdingman, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. 4wdingman

    4wdingman Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 31, 2009
    what two breeds are crossed to make BSLs??

  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    It varies depending on the breeder, hatcheries usually keep their parent breeds a secret. Generally it's a barred female and a red male. [​IMG]
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Mine are Wellsummer roo x barred rock hen.

    There are many diff crosses. [​IMG]
  4. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    According to feathersite.com, Black Sex-Links are the result of a Barred Rock female and a RIR or NHR male. I don't know if this is always the case, though, and as Whirlwind pointed out, you don't need to use those specific breeds to result in a Sex-Link. Sex-Links are hybrids that are bred to be able to be sexed easily as chicks. But not every cross will result in a good layer, which is what most hatcheries are also trying to get when they breed hybrids – a good-laying chicken that can be sexed at hatch.
  5. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 16, 2009
    Vernon Parish
    Look over on the Breeds, genetics, and showing sec. at the top under the sticky thread Sex-links by tadkerson. There's a lot of great info there, I think you should get your aswer there.

  6. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    <<<<<<<<<<<<< is totally clueless what you mean by BSL. [​IMG]
  7. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Black Sex Link [​IMG]
  8. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    Quote:But of course! Sheesh do I feel like a noob, LOL.
  9. OklaOutlaw

    OklaOutlaw Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 23, 2009
    Stillwater, OK

    I read the title and thought BSL... their talking about Breed Specific Legislation on BYC?
    BTW, that BSL is when there are laws designed with certain breeds in mind...
  10. wordgirl

    wordgirl One of the Shire-folk

    Apr 14, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009

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