Is this 4 week old really a black sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mrsnewman83, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Mrsnewman83

    Mrsnewman83 In the Brooder

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    Hello, I am new to chickens and we have six of them right now all about 4 weeks old. My husband bought two black sex links from tractor supply and one was a little larger and acted differently than the other from the very beginning - she was taller, seemed to always know what’s going on, paying attention to us when we’d approach them and talk to them. She’s been my favorite. However her feathers are different now at four weeks old from the other black sex link we have. The other is very shiny black with reddish brown feathers. This girl is black and white and taller. We’re wondering if she’s a black sex link at all? Or maybe she’s a rooster? We’re new to this so any help would be great. Thanks! 7B76E4AB-9E21-4F49-BD21-9B8059BED6CB.jpeg A01A550C-EB6A-42E4-B674-42210F4E7824.jpeg EE5AEAB3-B7A8-4122-9251-4261D210E482.jpeg D2BE7F7D-F744-4B9C-80A8-9D27C7524FEF.jpeg 4A74435B-3211-40A9-B758-294DAEF68780.jpeg 51CF542A-612A-4088-9CEC-1199A4A8D52E.jpeg
     
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  2. danceswithronin

    danceswithronin Crowing

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    Does look like a cockerel to me. Also looks more like a Barred Rock than a black sex link.
     
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  3. Might be another breed, or could be a black sexlink rooster, since they are barred.
     
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  4. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Black Sex Link or Barred Plymouth Rock cockerel.
     
  5. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    If it is a black sex link, then its male. If its not a black sex link, its a barred rock... and I lean towards male.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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  7. twitterpated

    twitterpated Chirping

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    Doesn’t look like a black sex link to me. Sorry. :(
     
  8. annageckos

    annageckos Crowing

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    Likely a black sexlink cockerel, they are barred.
     

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