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Hens or roosters?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sburt115, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. sburt115

    sburt115 Just Hatched

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    We have two 10wk old amber links and can't tell their genders. We're leaning towards one rooster (larger comb) one hen but we really hope we don't have 3 roosters!

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    Both are roosters :( They look like male sex links and with that much comb and wattles at 10 weeks I would say there's no way they're pullets even if they're not.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Those look like male red sexlinks. Amberlinks are a feathering sexlinks, where the males take longer to feather in than the pullets. With combs as red as that, at only 10 weeks old, both are definitely male.
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Irish Colleen Premium Member

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