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Is this a red sex-link cockerel? Got it with a few other chicks from a friend (all different breeds). Don't know exact age, but I'm guessing around two weeks old.


Edited by elizabethjg - 3/30/16 at 6:57pm
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Your little one could be one of several breeds or crosses, but it isn't really screaming RSL cockerel at this point -- not to say that as another week or so passes and it feathers in further that won't change.  What comb type does it show it will have?  How does it's size compare to that of the other chicks it's same age?  There isn't a lot of feathering shown in this picture - are there any other areas (ie on the other side) that are feathering in and, if so, what color are the feathers?

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It has a single comb. It is much larger than my other chicks, but they are all different ages and breeds. The only feathered areas are the wings and tiny feathers on the tail. Is mostly yellow with a brown face and tiny brown speckles scattered on wing feathers. Also has yellow legs.

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Looks like a broiler to me.  Cornish Cross.

RSL, Buffs, RIR, Amber Rocks and GLWs. Three turkeys getting ready for Thanksgiving.  One GLW Rooster crowing over them all.
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Looks like a broiler to me.  Cornish Cross.


I raise broilers for Houston Live Stock Show and Rodoe and they looked nothing like this, they were MUCH bigger.

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I raise broilers for Houston Live Stock Show and Rodoe and they looked nothing like this, they were MUCH bigger.

We raise them too.  Around the second week they can barely fit in our hand, but they are still yellow.  They do grow fast though.

RSL, Buffs, RIR, Amber Rocks and GLWs. Three turkeys getting ready for Thanksgiving.  One GLW Rooster crowing over them all.
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