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Black Sex links

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Newbean, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. Newbean

    Newbean In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2008
    so , you'd think it would be easy to sex a black sex link huh? Well, I'm new at this.

    What do you think?


    the 4th chick has just a touch of white that is on the back of its head.
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have never hatched any but seems like if I am remembering correctly, you have one hen and 3 roos. Don't quote me on that [​IMG]
  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    1 female, 3 males.

    Males have the spot, females don't.
  5. pinkfeather

    pinkfeather Songster

    Dec 3, 2007
    Yep, looks like 3 males, 1 female. I love sex-links, but 1 thing that stinks is that you get the dreaded news at a day old! [​IMG]
  6. Newbean

    Newbean In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2008
    My confusion is due to the small speck of white on the back of the (female?) chicks head.

    I'm pretty new to chicken breeding and this is my first attempt at sex links.

    I just want to make sure that the small mark doesn't mean its a rooster.
  7. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Believe me...in the hatchery...there's NO question of it.

    The males will have that large spot and the females will have no spot. (As in, if you're not looking with a microscope...)
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    3 cockerels and a pullet. As everyone stated spot on the head equals cockerel [​IMG]

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