Barred black sex link

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by heaneyvet, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. heaneyvet

    heaneyvet New Egg

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    I have 3 black sex links. All were identical as babies- solid black. As adults one is identical to my barred rocks and 2 are black with reddish breast. Seems that all the posts on here say the barred ones are roosters. Does anyone know if the barred can be female?? I got these thinking they would be guaranteed girls. Thanks!
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    pics would help
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If they are sex links, that's a boy. If a pure barred rock got thrown in, it's a pullet. Pics would help, a profile shot and let us know how old the birds are.
     
  4. Fred's Hens

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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    For black sex links, females are black with gold leakage. Males will be barred.
     
  6. heaneyvet

    heaneyvet New Egg

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    not even sure which of the 7 barred it is anymore. I will try and get pics of all my barred, but honestly the black and red ones have bigger combs and wattles than any of the barred. They are just shy of 5 months.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if they are 5 months you should be able to tell the males from the females by their saddles and hackles. the cockerels will have long slender pointed while on the hens they will be fat and rounded with the saddles blending in nicely with the body. also for the black sex link you can look for solid black feathers in the tail. did any of the chicks have any hint of white on them at all...


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  8. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was accidently sent a black sex-link cockeral in my order of 50 bsl pullets. I could pick him out right away with the spot on his head. It does happen, those people have to sort a LOT of chicks. But it sounds like you are too late to get a refund from the hatchery if they are 5 months old. I rooster that age should definitely look like a roo though.
     
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  9. heaneyvet

    heaneyvet New Egg

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    no white on any of the chicks, and none of them at this point have any different hackles or saddles than any others. I'm sure it will be obvious soon!! Thanks for all the advice!!
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    Have got any pics of them?
     

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