I need help with red sex linked chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Garrison Poultry, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Garrison Poultry

    Garrison Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two red sex linked chicks and they are just starting to get their feathers in and they were the same color before they got their feathers in but now one is white and the other is red. Can someone tell me how to tell wether they are male or female? ill post some pics ltr
     
  2. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. I have 2 red stars which are like red sex links.
    The lady I bought them from gives me different shades of the same breed so I can tell them apart.
    One is the traditional red star color and the other looks like a Rhode Island red except a little bit of white on the end of the tail and a very faint line of white on the neck.

    Hope this helps!!!

    Matthew
     
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
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    the red sex link roosters are mostly white and the hens are a mix of red and white. time will tell for sure
     
  5. Garrison Poultry

    Garrison Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys i will try to take some pics for u. The one i think is a rooster has real long tail feathers so far and has real long legs and already has a comb and spurs coming in but hes red and from what ive read the roosters are suppose to come in white and the other one has short legs and very little sign of a comb or anything and seems to be a female but is white and they both looked exactly the same at day one
     
  6. Garrison Poultry

    Garrison Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh and they are red star.
     
  7. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    it could also be the the hen/rooster combo that the eggs came from, there are many diff combos used to get red stars and sex links
     
  8. Garrison Poultry

    Garrison Poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    I have no idea but i guess ill just find out once their older
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Time will tell the sex....
     
  10. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 rsl pullets and a couple of them are mostly white. They will be 10 weeks on Wednesday.
     

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