Black sex link pullet or roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Madame Cluck, May 20, 2016.

  1. Madame Cluck

    Madame Cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought black sex link chicks, but Suzy is looking like a rooster to me. She/he has more red feathers and a brighter comb. She was solid black as a baby.
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    Male BSLs are black and white barred. Do you have a picture? What you described with red feathers would be a pullet :)
     
  3. Madame Cluck

    Madame Cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I had a picture attached. Having troubles getting the picture to upload. Will try again.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    A solid black chick would indicate pullet. They mature Blake with red in the hackles. Cockerel chicks have a white dot on the head, and are barred when mature. It sounds like you have a pullet.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If she's indeed a black sex link, she's a pullet. Male black sex links are colored like this....

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  6. Madame Cluck

    Madame Cluck Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe I didn't get black sex links after all. None of them are barred or have white on them. This is the chick in question.
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I think you have a pullet with funky tail feathers.[​IMG]
     
  8. dries86

    dries86 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pullet,

    here are my BSL, approx. same age[​IMG]
     
  9. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might be a cockerel. It's legs are pretty large, which is an indication of a cockerel, and the feathers coming in almost make me say it's a boy, but I'm not really sure.
     
  10. ChickenLover200

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