is she a roo? BR 9 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by smarquis86, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. smarquis86

    smarquis86 Songster

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    my BR is 9 weeks old and looks like a roo to me. i also have a RIR that is a week older and definitely a roo. so wondering why one looks like a roo and the other is iffy.

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  2. chichick

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    i'm not so sure about the 9 weeks part but, yes there both Roo's.
     
  3. smarquis86

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    how old do you think they are. this going off when we picked them up from the store which they told us that the rir was three days old when we got them. And the BR was 4 days later.which we got from a friend that incubated him for us
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    That looks like a Black sex link cockerel. The barring says it's not a pure Barred Rock, at any rate. It's definitely a male.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Quote:Agree.
     
  6. smarquis86

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    what makes him look like a sex link. we have four black sex links and they look nothing like him.
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  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    BSL males and females look nothing alike. That is why they are able to sex them at hatch. Females are all black at hatch and feather out to be mostly black with some brown mixed in at the chest/head area usually. Males are black with a white spot on their heads at hatch and feather out to look similar to a BR but usually with odd barring and often with some reddish feathers here and there on their backs as they get older.
     
  8. speckledhen

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  9. AccentOnHakes

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    Quote:Because your black sexlinks are girls. In sexlinks, the males and females are different colors.
     
  10. smarquis86

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    thank you for the insight
     

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