Black Sex Link Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EeshieKing, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. EeshieKing

    EeshieKing Out Of The Brooder

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    We have a Chicken we have been thinking to be a rooster. Tall, Slender, Slightly Aggressive, Protective, Stubborn, Slow and to Itself a lot. Its about 7 Months old, but hasn't crowed a peep. We are confused by this fella?
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  2. EeshieKing

    EeshieKing Out Of The Brooder

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    EeshieKing Out Of The Brooder

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  5. TaraBellaBirds

    TaraBellaBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did it have a dot on it's head as a chick? I haven't raised a Black SL but I would say that if by 7 months it's not crowing you have a hen. Can you separate her and see if you've just never caught her in a nesting box!!!
     
  6. flockman

    flockman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen.
     
  7. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hen, black sex link roosters are barred.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's a hen, and she looks to be laying from that nice red comb.

    Black sex link roosters are barred, that's the "sex-link" part, sex is linked to color.
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    and the hens are all black as chicks and then often show red "bleed through" as adults.

    The sex links are created by a hybrid mix of a barred hen (often Barred Rock) and a red based roo (often RIR or New Hampshire)...the male chicks get the barring from the hen and the girls get the red coloring from the rooster which shows through the black coloring. This only works for the first generation but is very helpful to the poultry industry as you can tell which are which from day of hatch....girls are all black and the boys are black with the white head dot (which is the barring to come).

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  10. EeshieKing

    EeshieKing Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. This has been helpful
     

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