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RSL down color question- Did I get a roo?

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Hello all,

 

I recently picked up 5 RSL pullets from TSC. The only problem is, I am noticing one has much lighter coloring than the rest, and "her" wing feathers are coming in white. She also acts a little different- when something goes overhead, "she" stands up and investigates.  This chick was the lightest colored of the whole bin.

So- are RSL males white as chicks?

 

Suspect is on the right in the above picture.

On the left here.

 

Thanks in advance!

-Banti


Edited by BantyChooks - 3/19/16 at 7:18pm
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You are correct, males are white and females are reddish colored.   :thumbsup

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You are correct, males are white and females are reddish colored.   :thumbsup

even as chicks?

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3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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You are correct, males are white and females are reddish colored.   thumbsup.gif
OK..... So it probably is a boy? Thanks!
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even as chicks?
Yep. They are sex-links, so you can tell them apart by down color.....
-Banti
Edited by BantyChooks - 3/19/16 at 8:38pm
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even as chicks?

Yep.

 

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Yep. They are red sex-links, so you can tell them apart by down color.....

The are three ways to sex day-old sex-links... color sexing, feather sexing and vent sexing. Down color is the most obvious, and the easiest way to tell. 

 

Now you know you've got a roo, what do you plan to do with it??? 

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Yep.

The are three ways to sex day-old sex-links... color sexing, feather sexing and vent sexing. Down color is the most obvious, and the easiest way to tell. 

Now you know you've got a roo, what do you plan to do with it??? 

Keep him, and see if he stays respectful/gets along with the flock/provides fertile eggs. If so, he will replace my current roos. If not.... Well... Guess someone will have a good dinner. hmm.png
-Banti
Edited by BantyChooks - 3/19/16 at 8:54pm
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Keep him, and see if he stays respectful/gets along with the flock/provides fertile eggs. If so, he will replace my current roos. If not.... Well... Guess someone will have a good dinner. hmm.png
-Banti

You know that sex-links don't breed true, right?

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You know that sex-links don't breed true, right?

Yep. I only have chickens for pets/eggs, so I don't need purebreds- and I am not hatching to sell in large quantities either. :D
-Banti


Edited by BantyChooks - 3/20/16 at 1:59pm
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