hens or roos

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jojo54, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. jojo54

    jojo54 Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    I bought 30 Bovans (also called Gold Sex-link) the end of June as layers. As of today 2 have started laying. My question is could some of them be roos? I noticed today while they were in the garden that a couple of them have bigger combs and wattles (is that the right word?) So I was wondering if they could be roos. I didn't think about it before and don't really know how to tell them apart.
  2. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Songster

    Oct 2, 2009
    Look at the feathers. Sex-links have different colors for the roo and hens. I think the Gold hens are amber with gold streaks, not sure.
  3. JakRat

    JakRat Songster

    Apr 22, 2009
    hm usually sex linked means that you can tell at birth. If you type them in in google you might be able to be like oh yeah thats what they looked like... you will deff be able to tell soon because they will start to go thru their teenage boy crowing... pathetic but really cute... when you got them did you get pullets or straight run?

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