Help Getting Pictures Please

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cluckcluckgirl, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Tending to my chickens
    I've looked on the breeds section on here and I've narrowed it down to 2 breeds my new chicks might be, Golden Sex Links and Gold Stars. However, the pictures at the bottom of the screen won't show, so I can't see for sure the different feather patterns between a rooster and a hen of both breeds. Does anyone have a rooster and/or hen picture of a Golden Sex Link or Gold Star so I can see? I've observed 2 completely different feather patterns on the chicks we have, so I'm curious. Help is appreciated.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Just to clarify, Gold Sex-Links and Gold Stars are the same breed, or rather, a crossbreed. Gold Sex-Links are known as Gold Stars, and also Red Sex-Links, Golden Comets, Red Stars, and Cinnamon Queens.

    Here are some photos I got from Feathersite.com, showing what a female Gold Sex-Link and male Gold Sex-Link look like:

    [​IMG] Red Sex-Link male.

    [​IMG]Red Sex-Link female.

    Of course, there will be some variation in color, depending on which breeds exactly were used in the cross. but, they should all look mostly like this.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Thank you for the help.

    3 of my chicks have the white feathers at the bottom of their necks like the hen picture. One is a nice cream color, but I've noticed that s/he is maturing slower than the other 3. Is it typical of this breed for the roosters to mature slower (if it even is a roo)?
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I've never actually raised them myself, so I wouldn't know whether they naturally mature slower. Being a production cross, they are bred to mature quite quickly. Some chicks, even within a breed, will take longer to mature. As long as they are all the reddish color they should be, they are females (provided they are first generation Red Sex-Link crosses).
     
  5. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could you post a picture of your chicks?
    Sexlinks are given that name because their gender is distinguishable at hatching, by their color.
    Also, where did you get the chicks?
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    Here is one of my red sexlink hens. Red sexlink hens can be dark red with white undertones, to buff with white undertones.
     

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