Black Sex-link? Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by melissathib, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    Purchased on May 21, the seller told me that this chicken was a 4 or 5 week old Black Sex-link hen. I'm thinking no, but really would appreciate the opinion of experience. This is my first foray into the world of chickens and I'm learning! Thank you!

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  2. nflchickengirl

    nflchickengirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hens :) male BSL have white spots on their heads. Females are red on the neck and black on the backs like that
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    do you have a closer picture i think its a black copper marans rooster
     
  4. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    I can get a closer one. What angle would be best for you?
     
  5. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure thats a cockerel.

    Dom
     
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  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    the side like the others but closer and make sure you get the tail in it
     
  7. melissathib

    melissathib Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you click on the bottom picture? It seems that's about as close as I can get, but when I click on that one, it's pretty large on my computer screen.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    This one is unquestionably a cockerel. It's only 2 months old, that much comb screams male. Plus, that red color on the wings? a purely male trait, females won't have that color. They'd just have the red around the collar or on the neck/throat/chest area.

    So, not a black sex link at all. Could be a hatchery quality black copper Marans.
     
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  9. melissathib

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    Thank you. I had pretty much decided it must be a rooster. I heard someone attempting to crow this morning but didn't see who it was. Now to decide whether to keep him or sell him. . . He's not particularly friendly, but is very nosy! He grabs at my fingers if he gets a chance, but it seems to be more out of curiosity than meanness.
     
  10. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    you should keep him and get some maran hens and hatch some eggs and sell the chicks [​IMG]
     

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