Boys or Girls and breed PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Tylerdeg, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. Tylerdeg

    Tylerdeg New Egg

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    Hi this is the first flock. Got them from tractor supply suppose to be all pullets don't know what breed they are. I have never had chickens before. Roos or hens and what breed. PLEASE HELP CANT KEEP ROOS WHERE I LIVE PLEASE PLEASE HELP
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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    They look like red sex links and in that case, they are all pullets, there's no way to mix up the males and females with red sex links.
     
  3. Tylerdeg

    Tylerdeg New Egg

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    Thank you I was thinking they were pullets but my fiancé thought she heard one try to crow which got me worried
     
  4. Tylerdeg

    Tylerdeg New Egg

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    Are they also known as golden comets
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Yes, golden comet is a 'brand name' for a certain cross of red sex link :)
     
  6. Tylerdeg

    Tylerdeg New Egg

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    Thank you. You don't know how big of a help you have been. How can you tell there pullets so that I can be able to tell in the future
     
  7. jpalmatier83

    jpalmatier83 Out Of The Brooder

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    TSC sold them to me as ISA Browns. They are Red Sexlinks and are all pullets.
     
  8. Tylerdeg

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    Thank you for the help hate to sound like a newbie
     
  9. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    With these particular birds it's their color, but it general you would look for comb and wattle redness and development (cockerels have theirs turn red and grow in much sooner than pullets), and then as they get older you would look for long, shiny, pointy hackle and saddle feathers (the feathers on the neck and above the tail) - only cockerels get these. And as they get even older, cockerels get long, curved tail feathers called sickle feathers, which pullets also do not get.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    pullets and good layers
     

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