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Gold sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by treslilbirds, Mar 21, 2017.

  1. treslilbirds

    treslilbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I got all of my chicks at TSC on the same day. I'm pretty sure it was the day after the got them in, so I'm assuming they were about 2-3 days old when I purchased them (March 10).

    I just want to verify if my one girl (Reba McHentire [​IMG])looks like a gold sex link pullet?? The only reason I ask is because she seems to be growing so much faster than my other girls. She's the biggest of the six, the bravest, she's always the first to jump on my hand, she was the first to sit like she's nesting, she's always acted like the "guard chicken". She sits at the front of their huddle house almost like she's watching out for everyone. And she loves perching on my shoulder and head lately. Part of me is scared someone slipped a cockerel in the pullet bin...but then again she looked just like the other gold sex link I got from the same bin. Of course now she has these dark pin feathers coming in that her sister doesn't? I tried to get a good picture but they're not having it today.

    I just can't get over her size compared to the others. Even my husband made the joke, "Oops they slipped us a rooster!"
    Am I being nuts? Please tell me my girl is a....girl. I thought that was the idea behind sex links anyway. Males are one color and females another?
    Thank you in advance!


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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    This pic is showing some signs of a rooster but for sure does not look like a Gold sex-link----looks like its going to be a white chicken from its wing feathers.
     
  3. treslilbirds

    treslilbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh poop...would a male chicks legs be bigger? That's another thing I noticed was her legs are, thicker? than the other girls. [​IMG]

    Her (his?) wings are white yes, but there are these dark feathers coming in on its chest and around the wings. ? I keep trying to get a picture of it but I'm having a hard time.

    This is a picture of the day I brought them home. That's Reba on the left and her litter mate that was in the same "Gold sex link" bin at TSC. They looked identical then.
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    This is my other supposed GSL. This picture is a few days old, but you can still appreciate the size difference in the two.
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    My goodness....well now I'm really interested in what others have to say...[​IMG]
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Most of the time the roosters legs will get bigger sooner that a pullet. I believe you got a Gold Sex-link Rooster that got mixed in with the pullets. In this breed I think the roosters/cockerals have a lot of white.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If she's truely a sex link, and she does look like one, then she's female.Were it a male, as a chick he would have been white, like the third chick in the pic. What is that bird?


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  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you saying the Gold sex-link pullets should be white? I would think the cockerel would have been white-----so you can tell the males from females at hatch.
     
  7. treslilbirds

    treslilbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the third chick, the white one is supposed to be one of my two leghorn pullets. They're both a pale yellow color, wings look whiter now that they're older. And the one next to her all the way to the right is one of my Rhode Island's.
     
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    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    So now you are saying you got white leghorn pullets too?
     
  10. treslilbirds

    treslilbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I purchased 2 leghorn pullets, 2 Rhode Island pullets and 2 Gold sex links at TSC. But one of my GSL pullets is developing a lot faster than the others and I'm just trying to verify that I actually got a GSL pullet or not.
    I had also read that GSL cockerels are white, but now I'm not even sure I got a Gold sex link based off of another commenter. [​IMG]
     

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