- Apr 15, 2014
This is my first post to the forum & I just want to say how excited I am!!! I had chickens growing up in the 90s, but then I grew up, moved away for college, started my career, got married, had a son & now I'm back to chickens! I'm so glad to have such a wonderful resource for my backyard chicken experience this time around & I'm looking forward to watching our 4 little chicks grow!
So, here's the story... we bought 4, day old chicks from the local feed store & were told that they were "sexed" but that obviously there was still a small chance of getting a male. The breeds we selected were Barred Rock, Ameraucana, Silver Laced Wyandotte, & a Red Star. I thought for sure we'd be selecting a female out of the Red Star box because they're SEX-LINKED after all!!!!!! Right? Well, IDK... I think my son may have chosen the only rooster in the box...? She/He's red, but not that red... .not red compared to some of the photos I"m seeing online of the little Red Star pullets. Ugh!!
I'm going to attach a few photos & I welcome anyone to chime in on whether they think the light colored baby is a male or female Red Star.