Different breed than what I bought?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mdc05, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. mdc05

    mdc05 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, so as a total newbie when I bought from TSC, I had no idea how wrong they were so often. The more I see pictures of Barred Rocks, the more I think I got those and not black sex linked pullets, which is what I really wanted. I got 2 to have at least 2 layers in my flock of 10; the other 8 are straight run. And probably heavy on the roo side :( Anyway, these "girls" are a month old. What say you on breed & gender if possible?

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    "Sweetie"
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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those look like black sexlink cockerels to me.
     
  3. TillyPeeps

    TillyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they are barred rock pullets.
     
  4. TillyPeeps

    TillyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are right. I forget that black sexlink cockerels will also look like this.
     
  5. mdc05

    mdc05 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are the defining features you see? Do you know if TSC does anything when they make a mistake that obvious? Selling Roos as pullets is kind of ridiculous.
     
  6. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    If you still have your receipt, they will refund your money. Key word being IF!

    You will get to keep the chicks you already have......
     
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  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    They frequently sell straight run sexlinks. If you aren't careful when picking your birds, you might grab a few boys by accident. It's the pink at the base of the comb at only 4 weeks old, that is pointing to cockerel.
     
  8. TillyPeeps

    TillyPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The single comb and dark barring color indicate either barred rock pullets or black sexlink cockerels. But pullets shouldn't have their comb turning pink at 4 wk old.

    Actually, TSC is very famous about selling cockerels as pullets. If you search this website, you will find many threads complaining about it. That's why I'll never buy my chicks from them.
     

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