hyline brown rooster or pullets?? urgent~~

aileenleong

Hatching
Feb 24, 2020
5
2
3
wanting to get some good egg layers, found these but owner not sure the sex of them, says 2-3 month old. anyone can help ?? please!
 

EggSighted4Life

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Hi there, from what I can see I agree the circled ones appear to be pullets... if they are the same age as the others.

By 12 weeks old most should be starting to sport some saddle feather development...
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But it's true hiline brown are sex linked with HENS being red and cockerels being white... raising question on the age of those in the pic..

ETA: according to information provided and looking at leg size on the circled ones... I think the red ones (all of them) are pullets. Look for pointy saddle feathers.
 

keesmom

Crowing
11 Years
Jul 28, 2008
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Did the seller get hatchery sourced chicks or are they from a backyard flock?

The sex linkage only works for the first generation of a red sex linked cross. If the seller bred a hyline to another hyline all you get is a mixed breed chick that cannot be sexed by down color.
 

aileenleong

Hatching
Feb 24, 2020
5
2
3
Did the seller get hatchery sourced chicks or are they from a backyard flock?

The sex linkage only works for the first generation of a red sex linked cross. If the seller bred a hyline to another hyline all you get is a mixed breed chick that cannot be sexed by down color.
ok,, yes, they are back yard flock. good to know thanks for your reply!
 

aileenleong

Hatching
Feb 24, 2020
5
2
3
Hi there, from what I can see I agree the circled ones appear to be pullets... if they are the same age as the others.

By 12 weeks old most should be starting to sport some saddle feather development...
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But it's true hiline brown are sex linked with HENS being red and cockerels being white... raising question on the age of those in the pic..

ETA: according to information provided and looking at leg size on the circled ones... I think the red ones (all of them) are pullets. Look for pointy saddle feathers.
yes, they all look like pullets to me first , but compare with the circle ones,, I am not sure. maybe they are from different rooster, not pure hyline brown.. . I didnt bid anyway. thanks you for your reply.
 
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