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Golden Sex-link chick

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by siz8003, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    can someone tell me how to tell girls from boys? RIR dad with White rock momma
     
  2. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
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  3. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking about Golden Comets? If so then the pullets are red&white, roosters are white..
     
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  4. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe the males will have either a white dot on their head, or will be entirely white. The females will have no dot? Gosh, I just don't know on the GSL. But, with all other sex links, the males are the ones with the white dots on the top of the head.
     
  5. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    males are pure white, females are red and white, mostly red.
     
  6. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    I will post some pics when they are all out and fluffy
     
  7. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MS9325 is right. Males are white, pullets will be more redish in color. There is an obvious difference in them and anyone can tell the cockrels from the pullets if you have one of each sex next to each other. I'll post a link to Cackle's golden comet's page. You can see how the male vs. female chicks look there.

    http://www.cacklehatchery.com/goldencometpage.html

    However, I just noticed you said a rir and rock cross, this does not make a sex link chick that I'm aware of. Golden's are made from RIR crossed with Rhode Island Whites.
     
  8. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any female with the silver gene can be used to make a Gold or Red sex-link. Including White Rocks. [​IMG]
     
  9. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
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