is this sexlink a rooster

gdivita

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I added 6 hens last Oct and am thinking this one is a rooster. Looks different than the rest - stands taller, large tail feathers. Also, I rescued another rooster, not a sexlink, and his posture is similar. How do I tell?

 

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That one is a rooster, but not a sex link - a black sex link rooster would be black and barred and a red sex link rooster would be white with red in the shoulders. Yours is probably a production red.
 

gdivita

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thanks, that is what I thought. I guess we have 13 hens & 2 roosters. will there be an issue with roosters?
 

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There shouldn't be any trouble - multiple roosters can get along. Just make sure they aren't causing damage to the hens by overmating them like feather loss and injuries - if that happens you'll need to get more hens or rehome one of them.
 

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