Goldn Sex Link Genders

dawno33

In the Brooder
5 Years
Aug 19, 2014
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I have 2 Golden Sex Links and since I am a newbie at this chicken thing, I am trying to determine gender. The first 3 are of Mayflower.




These next 3 are of Polly.





Thanks for your help.
 

BantamLover21

Crowing
7 Years
Jul 24, 2013
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1,553
426
The photos aren't working for me for some reason. However, if your birds are mostly brown/gold, with only a little white on certain body areas, then they are definitely pullets. Male Red Sex-links are nearly pure white, with red splotches on their wings.
 

AraucanaAnnie

Songster
7 Years
Jun 3, 2012
1,569
13
121
Reading to my girls! :)
The photos aren't working for me for some reason. However, if your birds are mostly brown/gold, with only a little white on certain body areas, then they are definitely pullets. Male Red Sex-links are nearly pure white, with red splotches on their wings.
I can't see the photos either, but I can see the "recently posted images" on the side and they are definitely pullets! :)
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,436
438
Montana
They are all pullets. Golden Sex Link is one of the labels under which some hatcheries (including Ideal Poultry) market their Red Sex Links. Ideal actually markets their Red Sex Links under several labels depending on which silver gene hen is used in the cross. Red Sex Links can sexed from hatching by color (males are whitish, females are reddish), and that color distinction remains with them throughout their lives. Adult males are whitish, usually developing a few reddish feathers in the saddle area, and adult females (like yours) are reddish with white underfluff and white feathers in the tail. Golden Sex Links, like all Red Sex Links are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You will get loads of eggs from those two ladies. :eek:)
 

Ol Grey Mare

One egg shy of a full carton. .....
7 Years
Mar 9, 2014
20,622
15,032
821
Oregon
My Coop
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They are all pullets. Golden Sex Link is one of the labels under which some hatcheries (including Ideal Poultry) market their Red Sex Links. Ideal actually markets their Red Sex Links under several labels depending on which silver gene hen is used in the cross. Red Sex Links can sexed from hatching by color (males are whitish, females are reddish), and that color distinction remains with them throughout their lives. Adult males are whitish, usually developing a few reddish feathers in the saddle area, and adult females (like yours) are reddish with white underfluff and white feathers in the tail. Golden Sex Links, like all Red Sex Links are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You will get loads of eggs from those two ladies. :eek:)

X 2 - this is the beauty of sex-linked birds
 

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