Black sexlink

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Eliezer, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. Eliezer

    Eliezer New Egg

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    I have a question about my red sexlink. Is it possible to get a rooster with the color features of a hen? I got this pullet but she starting to take the shape of a roo, I understand the genetics of a sexlink but is it somehow possible, 1 in mil chance that one may turn the opposite? I grew up around chickens in Puerto Rico and now I'm trying to go back to my roots and for my limited knowledge I could determine he/she is a boy other than the fact that I know it's a sexlink hen.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Eliezer

    Eliezer New Egg

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    Thanks! You know I spend a lot of time here reading the forums so finally decided to join.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Where did you get them from? Lots of people buy sexlinks, breed them, and then sell them as sexlinks, not realizing that they are no longer sexable by color. If you got them from a hatchery or feed store, then it's probably a pullet.
    It's also possible that you would up with a Production Red instead of a red sexlink, they look very similar as chicks.
     
  5. Eliezer

    Eliezer New Egg

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    i did't get her form a feed store or anything like that i got them from a local farmer maybe he did what you said and sold me second generation sexlinks hhm, GREAT!
     
  6. Eliezer

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    So, eventhough the colors are just like a sexlink hen it can still be a roo? because he/she does have the black body with the red on the face and fades to black as it goes down the neck
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Picture?
     
  8. Eliezer

    Eliezer New Egg

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    I'll try to get one when i get home.
     
  9. steven29128

    steven29128 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not know the answer to your question but I will say: Welcome to Back Yard Chickens !
    There are a lot of smart people here. I bet someone will know.
     
  10. Eliezer

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