Here they are today. One of them flew from one end of the cage to the other end….just went phhtttt….and off in flight! I’m learning a little about chickens. If you’re interested, there is a ton of free info available on the web.
These chicks are Black Sex-Links. Daddy is a Rhode Island Red and Mama is a Barred Rock. They’re called Sex-Links because they can easily be sorted at birth by their color. Boys have a white spot on their heads and Girls have solid black heads. Black Sex-Links are also known as Black Stars.
Aren’t they cute? Faith and Chris love them. We went to Tractor Supply this afternoon with plans to buy some Ameraucanas but they didn’t know which chicks were which…even though they received the Ameraucanas this morning! What’s up with that???? We explained we would like to know what breed the chicks are that we buy and left empty handed. I’ll be heading to Hammond Feed & Seed Friday morning in hopes of getting some from their shipment.