2 week old SexLink Male or Female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dris73, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. dris73

    dris73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased six pullets at TSC almost 2 weeks ago. Three are sexlink and the other three are bantams. This is a pic of one of the two sexlink that I'm starting to question if it's a pullet like they said. Out of all the six pullets I bought two of the sexlink are growing tails slower and this is one of them. Any comments would be greatly appreciatedand thank you :) I can add more pics if you need me to

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  2. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed?
     
  3. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she is indeed a red sex link, then it's definitely a girl. BUT I have never seen a sex link that looked quite like that. Can we get a shot of her face?
     
  4. shotcaller20

    shotcaller20 New Egg

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    Does it have a red/brown spot on the tip of its beak? With those wing feathers it appears to be a rir/production red. The red sex links I've gotten from TSC started to feather in white on their wings before turning a reddish gold. I cherry picked my RSL out of a bin labeled only as "pullets". Were yours labeled "red sex links" of just "red pullets"? What does the other chick look like?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Doesn't really look like a sexlink but a production red. If a sex link, definitely female as the males feather in white with red in the wing areas.

    I have issues with TSC and their "red pullets". I don't buy hatchery stock, not after having almost every one of my original hens nine years ago dying of internal lying, egg yolk peritonitis or reproductive cancer, and I certainly would like to know what breed it's supposed to be when I get it. And they tend to mix up the bins all the time, I've heard.
     
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  6. Chicken Girl1

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  7. dris73

    dris73 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm trying to reply with pics but keep getting error messages
     
  8. lonniedeohio

    lonniedeohio Out Of The Brooder

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    Dris, here are my Red Sex Links at the age of almost two weeks
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    and then again alittle more than a week later.
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  9. Rowsdower

    Rowsdower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me: "I'd like some of those silkie chicks you have over there"
    Useless TSC employee: "We don't carry Silkies, those are mixed bantams."

    I, of course, educated him on the difference. He was grateful. He said, "Huh, we have people asking me all of the time if we have Silkies. I tell them we don't".
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

     
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