Do I have a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lizannhollow, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. lizannhollow

    lizannhollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Everyone,

    I believe this chicken is about 3 months old. I wondering about the sex because she/he has a back ridge of feathers. The spurs are the same as my hens. Both of the chickens in these pictures are Black sex links.

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    The chicken in question is on the right.

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    Sorry the pictures are not that great. Its a little hard to get pictures of moving chickens. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2014
  2. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they're black sex links then they are pullets. Males would be barred. Never go by the spurs because most chickens will have spur buds. Some females will have well developed spurs and some males will have hardly any at all. It varies from chicken to chicken
     
  3. lizannhollow

    lizannhollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's another picture.
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  4. lizannhollow

    lizannhollow Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! :) New info is always welcome. In the case of pullets, do the males still act the same as fertile roosters? As in, will he crow and protect the hens?
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Assuming that they're all Black Sex Links, then they are all pullets. BSL cockerels are barred.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If they are truly Black Sex-links, then they're definitely pullets.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Do you have a rooster (you do realize that pullets are young hens)? If so, all roosters crow, so your rooster will definitely crow. Some roosters are better at protecting hens than others so there is no way to know for sure what kind of job he will do in that regard until he is actually put to the test.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

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  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    I think you have a pullet! [​IMG]
     

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