Do i have chickens or roosters??? PLEASE HELP!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lickenchicken, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. lickenchicken

    lickenchicken New Egg

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    Hello,
    I've had these chickens for nearly 4 months now and i still have no idea what sex they are...could they be roosters? or what breed for that matter. I picked them up from my son's daycare and was given no information about them except that the golden ones tend to be female..is this right? Gosh, i just dont know. Can anyone help me??? Please help me! :)


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    I hope these pictures are helpful. Any information would be muchly appreciated.

    Thank you.x
     
  2. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, they are very pretty! I love the yellow legs. The look very healthy too!

    I would say they are hens because the combs are very small and pale. If they were roosters the combs would be sticking up more and a darker cherry red colour.

    How big are they? Are they bantam size of normal chicken size? The look like Rhode Island Reds to me, or the hybrid kind they use on egg farms.
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    They are red sex links. Golden Buffs, Golden Comets, etc. Lots of different names for them. Chances are overwhelming that they are pullets, young hens. If they were cockerels, they'd very likely be almost all white with some reddish/brown on their backs.

    These are the overwhelming favorites of the brown egg laying industry and super popular with backyard keepers as well. Enjoy them.
     
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  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What Fred said!
    Red sex links, they're female, and from the looks of things they might not start laying until spring. Their combs will get larger and redder and they might get more vocal. Then, you'll go out one day and have nice brown eggs! They're nice backyard birds, they're little laying machines and usually pretty calm and docile.
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    They look like red sex links, and they are pullets. :)
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, I think Red Star pullets as well.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Red Sex Link pullets
     
  8. Jharper

    Jharper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red star pullets. I have one. [​IMG]
     
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  9. brimjohnson

    brimjohnson Out Of The Brooder

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    Yup! Red sex link girls. Very pretty
     
  10. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely Red Sexlink girls. Red Sexlinks go by a TON of different names (Golden Comet, Cinnamon Queen, Red Star, etc.). They are a hybrid (most commonly a Rhode Island Red male on Rhode Island White females) that are bred to be excellent brown egg layers and to be sexlinked, which allows them to be sexed by color at hatch. Here's a link with pictures and info: http://www.welphatchery.com/EggLayerTypes/red_sexlink.asp
     

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