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Barred Rock and Blacl Sex Links, supposedly female but I have doubts

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Charlene, May 7, 2009.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    Hi All,

    This BR looks suspiciously like a cockerel to me. She/he is about 3 months old. The Black sex links doesn't look like anything I've seen on-line? Also, 3 months old. I was told they are RIR/BR. I am confused.




  2. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    The "black sex-link" you're showing is a silver-laced wyandotte pullet. Pretty! Lucky you!

    The BR doesn't look like the cockerels we had. I'm crossing my fingers that it's a female.
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    No reason to worry.

    SLW Pullet and Barred Rock Pullet - A BR Roo would be lighter colored.
    Last edited: May 7, 2009
  4. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    Quote:I agree - you have a SLW pullet & a BR pullet. I had the same thing happen to me in reverse -- I bought 'gold laced wyandotte' pullets from my feed store and they turned out to be black sexlinks.
  5. Charlene

    Charlene Songster

    Mar 21, 2008
    Silver laced wynadotte? Well that is certainly something I wasn't expecting.

    Are you guys sure about the BR? I think it's got funky tail feathers starting up. I have 2 BR hens, but maybe they just have really dull tails.
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    Your "Barred Rock" is the black sex-link. It is a MALE black sex-link.

    The "sex-link" is a silver-laced Wyandotte.
  7. cw

    cw Songster

    Jan 11, 2009
    green co.
    the barred rock is a pullet we we have 20 more just like her, if she was a he, he would be a lighter color and would be bigger at that age

  8. ve

    ve Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    Palmetto GA
    I agree with RODRIGUEZPOULTRY it is Black Sex Link rooster and is darker because of it
  9. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

    Jun 27, 2008
    West Central Ohio
    The Barred Rock/Black Sex-link is a rooster, I agree. If you look at the tail, you will see sickle feathers.
  10. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    Those last 3 posts are right, I think. I didn't see the saddle feathers on the barred bird before. I think that is a black sex-link male. Sorry! Am I seeing red shadows on its chest, too? It's kind of blurry in front in the pics, and I can't really tell. That bird didn't want to pose for pictures, did it?

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