We decided to get sex-link chicks this time around so we wouldn't have to worry about getting a rooster. We have a 10 week old black sex link and a 10 week old gold sex link. We have raised 8 other hens and none of them ever had a comb like this so early (on the gold sex link). I have been growing suspicious of our gold chick (topaz) as she is very aggressive and the comb has been big and red since 6 weeks. I looked up some photos, and I'm thinking "her" coloring is all wrong for a female, but I am hoping someone will tell me this is a pullet. No worries on out sweet black sex link- definitely a girl!
WE cant have a rooster in our town, so I am very worried about our black chick losing her best buddy and having to integrate her alone with our 2 yr old hens.