15 wk chicken with a waddle...roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FluffyColor, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    My 15 week old "hens" have been doing great. Today, though, I noticed the RSL's comb is bigger compared to the Cochin's. "She" also has a waddle growing. Not big like a grown chicken's though. The Cochin has a tiny flab, but no real waddle.
    Does this mean "Henryetta" is indeed "Henry"?

  2. Cat Water

    Cat Water That Person

    Jul 4, 2010
    Mid Coast Maine
    The red sex-link's comb was bigger? If it looks like the others, then it is a girl. [​IMG]
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    There's no mistaking a Sex Link. That's why they call it a sex link. [​IMG] If she isn't red, yellow, or whatever color in between, but instead has a lot of white with red shoulders, she's a he. Otherwise, if she's the same reddish color as the others - She's just closer to laying eggs than the others.
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:Yup. [​IMG]
  5. FluffyColor

    FluffyColor Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Queens, NY
    Quote:I don't have other sex links. She's the only one.
    She looks like the chicken in my avatar.
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    My Golden Sex Links are about 4 months old. They are starting to look henly now and have wattles. The Girls get wattles too.
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Sex-Links are the most easily sexed chicks in the world. That's why they call them sex-links. If she looks like the one in your avatar, she's definitely a she. Her reddening comb and wattles indicate getting closer to maturity and to laying.

    Sex-links are sexed by their feather color upon hatching. The males are a totally different color.

    I have a black sex-link, who isn't black now at all, but she was the ONLY chick I absolutely knew was a pullet from the get-go.


    JOSEYWALES In the Brooder

    May 20, 2010
    I have 25 RSL's 15 weeks old +/-. Most of them have nice size waddles and comb some are even laying. It is most likely a girl.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Like the others said, if she's a rsl then you have a girl. She's probably just much closer to laying then your other girls. One of my rsl's started laying at 16 weeks old and the other followed a week later. Both started laying much earlier then the rest of the flock. The comb/wattle development and change to red usually means they're very close to laying.
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    If your chicken has a waddle, it's a duck:lol:. If the comb and wattles on your red sex-link are developing, she is maturing and will lay shortly.

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