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White spot on head sex link trait?? CONFUSED!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DebB11, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we bought our chicks 3 weeks ago, we were told they were Australorps and were all hens.....however 4 of the 6 had/have white areas on their heads.... After we brought them home, I had read that could be a trait of a sex linked male???

    However of about 50 chicks they had, at lest 40 had the white area on the head.... would Southern States really have that many male chicks?

    About a week later, I went to ANOTHER Southern States store and they had the SAME chicks we have, again was told they are Australorps and are all hens!! Again, almost ALL had the white area on the head...

    I am really beginning to question if they knew what they were talking about....
     
  2. dutchhollow

    dutchhollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In sex link breeds, yes it is a trait, or in barred rocks. Aussies, I think all have white on heads and chest as chicks (haven't had any in a while). So unless they are actually black sex links or barred rocks, I would say don't worry.
     
  3. bgelber

    bgelber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps aren't a sex-link. Other than that I can't help you.
     
  4. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also forgot to add.....the 4 with white areas on heads have white barring on them [​IMG]
     
  5. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]
     
  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh I dont think those are black astralorps at all.
     
  7. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell in the pic, but if the combs are straight, you most lilkely have you some barred rocks.
     
  8. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks...that is what I thought...... Is it possible they are black sex links? And do I have a bunch of roos????? [​IMG]
     
  9. eastercreek

    eastercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look just like my Plymouth Barred Rocks....call the hatchery that the store orders the birds from and ask them what they shipped. I had to do that at my local TSC because the employees had no idea of the breeds
     
  10. DebB11

    DebB11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I actually tried to find that out....they weren't very helpful.... the guy said they use several different hatcheries....
     

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