19 week red sex-link or red rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CheerfulHeart2, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. CheerfulHeart2

    CheerfulHeart2 Creative Problem Solver

    Apr 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    The breeder sold this chicken to us as a 1 day old fluff ball red sex link hen to be. At the time we also got some rooster sex-links to keep it company growing up. (We were concerned about how the momma hen would take to them.) This red, we call Cinnamon seemed to have the same aggressive style and speedy comb development as the boys. It seemed odd, but red sex links are girls....however, at 19 weeks, I am starting to wonder if the breeder had some kind of lapse in protocol and this is really a rooster. It is the biggest bird in my flock and just looks different from all the rest. What think ye?

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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2010
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I think that you have a very gorgeous roo there. It is rare that a breeder is 100% accurate when sexing chicks. So I don't find it very odd that you got a roo in the batch of chicks.
     
  3. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It definitely looks like a rooster.
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Looks like a hatchery quality RIR roo
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Production Red Roo.
     
  6. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    Yep, definitely not a sex link! As Mahonri said, looks like a production red roo.
     
  8. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    a production red roo i have one too!

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  9. Mtn Cur

    Mtn Cur Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Defenitely a rooster " he has saddle feathers ". And just FYI a red sex link rooster will be white in color as a chick. The hens are a creamy yellow.
     

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