Can a color sexed pullet really be a cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mcook512, May 22, 2019.

  1. Mcook512

    Mcook512 In the Brooder

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    I got 3 ISA Brown day old chicks. They are now 4 weeks old. One (the chick on the left) was the darkest red, definitely indicating pullet. She didn’t get her tail feathers for a full week after all the other chicks, and was much slower to develop wing feathers. I had read males are slower to feather, but being a color sex chick I didn’t think much about it. Today, I noticed how much larger her comb is compared to the others. I did a little research, and found out only the 1st generation is color sexed. Could I possibly have a little cockerel?
     

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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    IF it's an ISA it IS a pullet.....and nothing looks alarming about the headshot.....but, seeing the whole bird would allow us to determine if rather than an ISA it is a nonsexlinked red breed, which would negate the color sexing matter.
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Were the from a hstchery/retail source or private person? The former will only be first generation.....the latter are sometimes folks who dont understand breeding isa to isa does not = more isa
     
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  4. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    :thumbsup About what I was going to say.
     
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  5. Mcook512

    Mcook512 In the Brooder

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    I got them from TSC (Hoover Hatchery)
     
  6. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    TSC is notorious for messing up on chicken breeds.
     
  7. Leahs Coop

    Leahs Coop Free Ranging

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    Do you have a full body picture?
     
  8. Mcook512

    Mcook512 In the Brooder

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    This chick has been slower to feather and doesn’t have as many feathers on the head/neck
     

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  9. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    Pullet....sex link, ie isa
     
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  10. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

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    Looks like a red sex link pullet.
     
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