Is "she" turning into a "he".....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bbyblueyes3, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. bbyblueyes3

    bbyblueyes3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Noticed some differences in one of my "hens" today...
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  2. bbyblueyes3

    bbyblueyes3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. bbyblueyes3

    bbyblueyes3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a lot more redness... Around her eyes and ears???
     
  4. kgdubois

    kgdubois Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how old is this bird? if she's of egg-laying age, maybe it's just that she's about to start laying? mine get very red wattles just before they start to lay :)
     
  5. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    She, just close to egg laying if not already. If she came from a hatchery, it is a red sex link and is guaranteed to be a hen anyways.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, she looks like a red sex link just getting ready to start laying.
     
  7. bbyblueyes3

    bbyblueyes3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much... I just hadn't noticed her "ears" getting so red... And around her eyes.... Thank you so much!!!!!
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'll go out on a limb and assume it came from a hatchery and is over 4 months old. That would make her a red sex link hen getting ready to lay.
     
  9. bbyblueyes3

    bbyblueyes3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby and son got them for me from tractor supply Easter weekend.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The hatcheries all have different names for their red sex links, so she could have had a name like something like Red Star, Golden Buff, or Golden Comet listed like in the TSCs around here, or just Production Red when you bought her.
     

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