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I need help identifying my "Easter Babies"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by albowha, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. albowha

    albowha New Egg

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    I'm somewhat new to chickens and I got these five ladies on Easter day from our local flea market. They were said to be sex links. I estimate them to be about 18 weeks old. I have two black, one is mostly a solid black, the other has a lot of blue on her back as well as gold/red flecks on her neck and chest. And I have 3 red ones, two look very similar to one another, mostly a darker red on top with lighter red feathers on the bottom and a few very dark feathers in the tail, one girl however has a mixture of much darker feathers on her back and very pretty longer blue feathers in her tail. My boyfriend thought she was a top at one point, but she shows no other signs (that I know of) to indicate roo. None of them have started laying yet, that I've seen anyways, I keep a close eye on the eggs my ladies lay and So far all the eggs I've collected are the normal ones from my other 6 layers.
    So mainly I'm just curious to know if I do indeed have sex links or if they're a mix and if my one girl is a roo instead?
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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    You have two cockerels. The production red in the first picture. And the darker red bird in the 5th through 7th pictures.
     
  3. albowha

    albowha New Egg

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    That's the same bird, so she is for sure a he? Even though it hasn't shown any other rooster signs? (I've had other roosters before that were younger and crowing/being territorial towards the ladies/showed signs of spur development/etc)
    Thank you!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Two cockerels, a Production Red and two Black Sex-links
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    good enough - too hard when a bunch of birds crammed in a photo and every photo seems the same - and none of them are very clear
     
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