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

BirdRusty

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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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orrpeople

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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. :)
 

MROO

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