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Is this really a pullet???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dandrews1971, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Songster

    I got a batch of chick awhile back who were supposed to be sex links. Now they LOOK like sex links. But theres one who looks much redder in the comb & wattles than all the rest. Theyre bigger & more developed & out of the 7 BSL's I have, this one looks different. Im just wondering now if theyre really sex links?

    This is Nyx.

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    Also Nyx

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    By comparision, this is her sister Ebony, all 5 of the others I have look almost identical to Ebony.
    They are all about 11 weeks old now.


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    Notice how pale her comb is & small the wattles are?
    Is Nyx just developing faster? (HOPE!!!)
     
  2. maran man 32

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    Need a full body pic and age
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Looks like a Black Sex Link pullet. Some birds just mature faster than others. I could be wrong, though, especially only going off of a head shot. A full body shot, and the age of the bird, is needed.
     
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  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

    There's almost always one girl who takes the lead in maturity. Happens every day with chickens and if I remember correctly, it happened back in Jr. High too. LOL
     
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  5. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Songster

    They are 11 weeks old. Ill grab another body shot in a few.
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    To the OP - yes, they look like Black Sex Link pullets. (males would be barred)
     
  7. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Songster

    Oh I know males are barred. My worry was they were not actual sex links, maybe just black mixes....I guess shell just develop faster. Shes also kind of the bit**y one of the group . So maybe shes going thru chicken puberty! lol
     
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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Do you have side views of the body? If they are truly 11 weeks old, that's an awful lot of comb growth on them.
     
  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    My sexlinks had very big combs.
     

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