is one of my golden comet chicks a roo??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaileen20, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. kaileen20

    kaileen20 In the Brooder

    Oct 14, 2014
    I have another thead on this but it wouldnt let me upload pics but now it can so ill just start a new thread :) I got 4 golden comet chicks from a family farm store 2 weeks ago and noticed one is more yellow and has longer wing feathers and a feathered tail and the others dont, could I have a roo ?? They are 2 weeks old :)


  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    If it is a purebred,1st generation Red Sex-Link, it could be a male. However, at least in the photos, it doesn't look like its down was the normal whitish color of a male Red Sex-Link. It may just be a lighter marked female.
  3. LanceTN

    LanceTN Chirping

    Aug 31, 2014
    It's my understanding and experience that pullets grow their tails longer earlier. Eventually the Rooster will grow a longer tail but the pullet grows theirs first.

    With my Astralorps all my pullets had long tails when my cockerels still had stubby little butts.

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