Golden Sex Link Rooster?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by michmcg, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. michmcg

    michmcg New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Long time lurker first time poster. I started hearing a low crowing from the backyard and have been trying to pinpoint who is doing it. The chicks are about 3 months old and were all bought at the same time. Two golden sex linked and one silver laced Wyandotte. The pic below is one of the sex linked which looks like a roo to me. What do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance,
    Michmcg

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  2. michmcg

    michmcg New Egg

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  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yep, you have a male redsexlink. They are called sexlinks because males and females are different colors, even at hatch.
     
  4. michmcg

    michmcg New Egg

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    Thank you! Apparently the people that sell them didn't understand what the females vs males should look like and they told me all of the golden ones were 'golden sex linked'...ugh
     
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under michmcg [​IMG] Welcome!

    Ugh is right [​IMG] Are you able to keep him?

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
  6. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Sorry about the rooster, that happens sometimes.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Actually "surprise" roosters happen much too often. Sometimes the giver/seller knows all to well they are cockerels. [​IMG]
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hi there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am quite sure you will just love it here, so pull up a chair and make yourself at home here! Welcome to the family! :frow
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Glad you joined us! I agree with the others, that is definitely a cockerel. Were they supposed to be sexed?
     

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