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Gretchen was supposed to be a Gold Sex Link pullet...  I'm pretty positive she's not a she, and I think the breed might be wrong too.   The 3 other chicks purchased at the same time are all pullets and showing sex link coloring. 

 

I'm just getting a handle on the sex link coloring phenomenon, so it's entirely possible I have this wrong...but my understanding is a male GSL should be a white chick?   Gretchen (and yes, my daughter is insisting the name not be changed)  looked just like 3 other GSLs we got, which is why I'm suspecting a different breed.

 

Any thoughts/ideas?  Corrections/improvements to my understanding? lol

 

 

 

 

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Unfortunately Gretchen is probably a he. I'm not a pro on sex-linked traits so I can't say for sure on breed. 

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Looks like he's a gold sexlink cockerel. 

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Gretchen was supposed to be a Gold Sex Link pullet...  I'm pretty positive she's not a she, and I think the breed might be wrong too.   The 3 other chicks purchased at the same time are all pullets and showing sex link coloring. 

 

I'm just getting a handle on the sex link coloring phenomenon, so it's entirely possible I have this wrong...but my understanding is a male GSL should be a white chick?   Gretchen (and yes, my daughter is insisting the name not be changed)  looked just like 3 other GSLs we got, which is why I'm suspecting a different breed.

 

Any thoughts/ideas?  Corrections/improvements to my understanding? lol

 

I see three gold sexlink pullets in this picture, and one gold sexlink male on the far left. He was paler yellow than the warm golden color or the pullets.

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Looks like he's a gold sexlink cockerel. 
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Gretchen was supposed to be a Gold Sex Link pullet...  I'm pretty positive she's not a she, and I think the breed might be wrong too.   The 3 other chicks purchased at the same time are all pullets and showing sex link coloring. 

I'm just getting a handle on the sex link coloring phenomenon, so it's entirely possible I have this wrong...but my understanding is a male GSL should be a white chick?   Gretchen (and yes, my daughter is insisting the name not be changed)  looked just like 3 other GSLs we got, which is why I'm suspecting a different breed.

Any thoughts/ideas?  Corrections/improvements to my understanding? lol


I see three gold sexlink pullets in this picture, and one gold sexlink male on the far left. He was paler yellow than the warm golden color or the pullets.
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Golden sex link cockerels are white, while the pullets are golden.
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Huh...now that you point it out, I can see a slight difference.  I guess I was expecting a greater difference in color.  Here's to learning!

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