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I'm sure you guys get tired of answering gender questions lol

post #1 of 8
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I have 3 chicks that are quite a bit bigger than my other 12 so I am wondering if they maybe are just older than we think? Or do I have 3 rooster on my hands?

Bird #1 Gold Sex linked supposedly 4w old
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Bird #2 Rhode Island red supposed to be 4w old
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Bird #3 gold sex linked 4w old
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Any teachins yall have would be greatly appreciated smile.png
THANKS!

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post #2 of 8
Too young to say for sure, but the orps look like they might be Roos. Check at 8 weeks.
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Please don't hate me for the stupid question lol this is my first backyard flock on my own. These were sold to me as Gold Sex Linked Pullets....not buff orpingtons. Can you tell me what exactly gold sex linked means? I know it means the female chicks are colored differently than the male chicks but thats all I know. How accurate is the color difference between the male and females? Is it possible to buy sex linked pullets but they turn out to be roosters?

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I see no obvious cockerel signs so far. No wattles and combs are still small and have no color.

 

Gold sex links can be sexed at hatch by their down color. Males are white while females are yellow streaked with red or gold. The dark one certainly does not look like a gold sex link. That one looks like a production red/hatchery RIR.

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Oh yes, sorry, the second bird is a rir. I have 9 rhode islands and 6 gold sex links. All 6 were yellow when we got them. I have these 2 that stayed yellow and the other 4 are yellow with varying amounts of white and red. The bird in the first pictures looks even more pink today in the comb and wattle than it did yesterday.

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What do you guys think now? Rooster or pullet?

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Here's another one. This is bird #1 from above.

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I could be wrong but I'd guess pullet to me the saddle feathers look rounded and not pointed but I'm no expert by any means. see what others think. smile.png
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