What type is this hen!?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kylieschooks, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. kylieschooks

    kylieschooks Out Of The Brooder

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    I was told it was a rhode rock?


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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Black Sex-Link to me. Black Sex-Links are also called Black Stars. They are crosses of Rhode Island Red roosters and Barred Plymouth Rock hens.
     
  3. kylieschooks

    kylieschooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ahh lovely. I've got 3 of these and I wS told the other 2 were black stars. The one in the pic is laying brown eggs, but one of the younger ones is laying a really pale brown egg? Is it possible it's hers or likely to be another hen. I can't work out if it's the black star or light sussex???
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Different birds, even if they are from the same breed, lay different eggs. It could be another hen, but it could also be the younger hen's egg.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, definitely looks like a Black Sex-Link hen. Egg shell color can vary even in individual birds within a breed, so the light brown egg could be coming from one of your younger birds. Or, it may be the Light Sussex's egg; you won't really know for sure unless you see each bird in a nest box.
     

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