How do you tell the difference?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rainy day, Aug 22, 2014.

  1. rainy day

    rainy day Out Of The Brooder

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    You guys are just to smart. I don't know how you can tell the difference. Is this a hen or rooster? How do I tell?

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    When do they start laying?
    Thanks
    JT
     
  2. AtlantisPeeps

    AtlantisPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old? They usually start laying around 5-6months.
     
  3. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    How old? It depends on the breed to when they start laying. Usually around 20-21 weeks. If they are sex links they can start as early as 16 weeks.
     
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  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    That's a pullet. She's a Red Sex-Link, which means that the males would be a white color with some red on the wings; females are always this reddish color with some white. Most breeds start laying around 5-7 months old.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely a pullet. With Red Sex-links, you can sex them by appearance from hatch onward. The males are a much different color than your pretty pullet.
     
  6. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I agree she does look like a sex link. So she's a pullet.
     
  7. rainy day

    rainy day Out Of The Brooder

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    It is a sex link they told me they were gold/red sex link. I also got 4 Rhode island and 4 white leg horns. A total of 18. Whats the chances I have a rooster? that is what I am wondering?
    Thanks all.
     
  8. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    The one is the pic is a pullet. Because she's a Red sex link.
     

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