Did the feed store give me boys instead of girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MiniDriver, May 2, 2008.

  1. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are supposed to be golden comets and the lady at the feed store assured me they were pullets, but I would think the girls would be redder:

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    They do have dark bands on their shoulders so maybe they'll be darker as they age?

    What do you think?
     
  2. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    They look more like buff orphingtons to me, but I would have to see a better picture. Comets are pretty red with white speckles. If you could post another close up picture we may be able to tell you for sure.
     
  3. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you getting redish feathers around the neck coming in?
     
  4. Flycropper

    Flycropper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two red sexlink pullets. They looked just like that about 3 weeks ago.

    For a while I thought mine were Buff O's. But I posted their pic here and confirmed they are red sexlinks (Golden Comets, Red Stars).
     
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  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Mostly white first of wing feathers look like gold sexlinks to me. I think many places routenly mix up red and golden sexlinks.
     
  6. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red sexlinks looked like that as well. Of the two that we bought, one was more red than the other.
     
  7. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's another pic:

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    I think I'm just neurotic worrying I may end up with a crower!
     
  8. Gindee77

    Gindee77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of two of my GC's when they were just a few days old.

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    Here is a pic in the brooder of 4 Buff Orp chicks and 2 GC's...they were a few days old...so you can compare a Buff Orp chick with a GC chick for color. (The darker gold ones are GC's)

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    Oh, and BTW, a couple of my GC's were much lighter than the others. They are all feathering out about the same now that they're 4 weeks old.

    If your's are for sure Golden Comets, and they look like it, those are all pullet chicks. Males would be all white.
     
  9. MiniDriver

    MiniDriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Gindee!
     
  10. sweet_peeps

    sweet_peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gindee,
    I LOVE that picture of the peeps in the "peeps" box!
     

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