Is this 5/6 week old sex link a cockerel?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BirdRusty, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. BirdRusty

    BirdRusty In the Brooder

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    Hello! I’m curious if this chicken is a cockerel, he/she has a more red in its
    Comb and waddle than the other Black Sex Link that we have. It also has a more brown coloring on its feathers. I can add more pictures if these aren’t clear enough!!

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  2. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Free Ranging

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    No. Black sex link males are barred. They have no brown at all.
     
  3. orrpeople

    orrpeople Grading essays - be back soon!

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    The great thing about sexlinks is the immediate identification of pullets/cockerels at hatch. As chooksnquilts said, the barring gene is visible in the males and not the females. Sometimes pullets can look rather "dude like" as they mature. :)
     
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  4. BirdRusty

    BirdRusty In the Brooder

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    Sorry, totally a noob question! :wee

    Thanks for the help.
     
  5. ChooksNQuilts

    ChooksNQuilts Free Ranging

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    No need to apologize. We’re all here to help and encourage one another.
    We have all been noobs at one time.
    I’m not that experienced but I read a lot (online & books).
    Soon you’ll be answering questions yourself and helping people too. :highfive:
     
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  6. MROO

    MROO Free Ranging

    I've learned - often the hard way - to ask, even if a question seems foolish. Whether we're "Noobs" or "Old Hands" - or somewhere in between - there's no such thing as a "dumb question." The only "dumb" thing about a question is walking away without an answer, simply because I was too afraid or embarrassed to ask it!
     
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