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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dmangum, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. dmangum

    dmangum Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased 10 two day old pullet chicks back in march, 5 black sex links and 5 golden sex links. The black sex link pullets were all solid black as they should have been. Well as you can see this is what one of them looks like at 15 weeks. Can anyone id. this rooster for me? all imputs are appreciated.
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  2. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty bird.

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  3. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

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    [​IMG] Thats definately not a pullet! Its most likely a Black Sexlink rooster.
     
  4. bustermommy

    bustermommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It actually does look a lot like my sex link roo except black where he's white and yours is older/more developed.

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  5. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Not a Sex link roo. Not a hen. Looks like a Old English Gameish to me.
     
  7. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!


    Wow you learn something new everyday. I thought it looked like a welsummer cockeral cross, but after looking at the cackle link I guess it sexlink! [​IMG] Thanx
     
  8. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Found this on Cackle...looks just like the drawing they have...
    Gorgeous bird!

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/blacksexlinkpage.html

    Actually, the picture that the hatchery is providing is showing you the parents that produce the hybrid chicks in the scene. Black sex-links are produced when you cross a New Hampshire or Rhode Island Red (the rooster in the picture) with a Barred Rock hen (the hen in the picture).

    What this cross produces is black female chicks (the black chicks in the picture), and male barred chicks (the barred chicks in the picture).

    I believe draye is correct, and that this is some sort of cross with a Red Old English Game. It is absolutely a rooster.
     
  10. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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