Barred Rock Pullet??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hosspak, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. hosspak

    hosspak Songster

    Sep 2, 2013
    Lake Elsinore, CA.
    So is it safe to say that my sex-link is a pullet. The breeder told me that I had a 50/50 chance for either.
    This is Chrissy Rock at 5/6 weeks and the bottom is 13/14 weeks.

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  2. Sexlink? What did this person tell you about the nature of this being a sexlink? Sexlinks aren't 50-50. Sexlinks are virtually 100% as that is the point of a sexlink.
  3. hope4rainbow

    hope4rainbow Chirping

    Aug 26, 2013
    Um, this person was mistaken or full of crap. A sex link is just that. Their coloring at hatch is linked to what sex they are.
  4. K Spot

    K Spot Songster

    Apr 14, 2013
    SE Qld, Australia
    x2. Sex-linked chicken are able to be sexed from birth. That's the whole point.

    Black sex-links: pullets are black, roos are barred
    Red sex-links: pullets are red, roos are white
  5. reckless

    reckless Songster

    Apr 4, 2013
    My Coop
    What everyone else said. That is a Barred Rock, and I'd definitely say rooster.
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    It is a roo....and it is either a Barred Rock roo or a Black Sexlink roo...being what the others said...a black sexlink is a non-barred roo over a barred hen....the female chicks will hatch out black with some color bleed through from the father; the male chicks will looked barred like the mother as the mother determines sex.

    Male black sex links will be barred, and often not as crisp as the barred hen, which is often a Barred that is the only way this chick could be considered a "Black Sex Link".....if it is the male chick from the non-barred/barred mating.

    Lady of McCamley

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