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3 week old red star male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dgrundy14, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. Dgrundy14

    Dgrundy14 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can anyone tell me if this red star is male or female? She's about 3 weeks old and I'm a newbie to the chicken world. I only want hens for eggs said don't know what I'll do if this is a rooster.

    Thanks !
    Anxiously waiting for your responses!!
     
  2. stacibful

    stacibful Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a pullet to me
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Where did you get it from? Source makes all difference with sexlinks.
     
  4. Dgrundy14

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    We have a local breeder and she said it was a she but I just wanted to make sure since it's my first to have chicks. Thanks!
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    See, that's a bit of an issue. Red Stars are not really a breed. They are a cross breed, and not everyone realizes that when you breed two 'red stars' you are basically breeding two mixed breed birds, and the sexlinking does not work in further generations.
    Is this 'breeder' someone that is very knowledgeable when it comes to sexlink genetics, or is this just a person with chickens and happens to have a rooster or two? Big difference. Especially when it comes to breeding sexlinks.
    This is a wait and see. We can't be sure of the source's knowledge, so we can't be sure of the chick's gender.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree
     
  7. homestead 101

    homestead 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks like a pullet
     

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