Jerinthefarmer

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I have 2 week old BLRW chicks. They’re are 4 splash, 2 blue and 1 black. Their wings are developing differently and I’m wondering if the BLRW have sex link genes? Are the roos slower to feather than the pullets? I’m assuming from the wing differences that I have 4 roos and 3 pullets. Any expert opinions?


I put an R on all the ones I think are roosters and a P on all the ones I Think are pullets.
The ones I believe to be roos have shorter secondary feathers, whereas the ones I believe to be pullets have more developed longer/fuller secondary feathers. All their primary feathers are the same length regardless.

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Jerinthefarmer

In the Brooder
May 26, 2019
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I was reading conflicting information. Some websites say that blues can be sex link. All around though I am finding that BLRW roosters are slower to feather than pullets. I’m still noticing a distinct difference between these, and the ones I have labeled as pullets are still feathering much faster than the others. What else would cause that to happen?
 

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From my experiences raising them I haven't noticed a difference in feathering rate. I guess make note of which are slower or faster and see how it goes.
 

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