male sex link or female barred rock???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kenora44, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. kenora44

    kenora44 Out Of The Brooder

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    12 weeks old, is a bit more aggressive and white markings are more prominent than my other barred rocks. What is it???

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    Here is my other barred rock not in question....

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  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2010
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    looks like a male barred rock.
     
  3. caseyleah

    caseyleah Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree, it DOES look like a male barred rock. I did a lot of research on them before ours comb came in and found out it was actually a male Dominique with the rose comb.
     
  4. Sequin

    Sequin Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2008
    Gonna go with BR roo.
     
  5. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Ontario
    I think its a cross. While barred rock roos tend to be lighter I've never seen one that light. I say mix.
     
  6. LindsayB

    LindsayB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say black sex link male...
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is a black sexlink male, folks, or a BR cross, not a pure BR male. Well, sexlinks are usually BR crosses, a RIR male over BR female, but sexlinks can be made with any barred female and many different solid color males.
     
  8. kenora44

    kenora44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanx. I have a feeling this is a roo since its so different than the other barred rocks and becoming aggressive....biting, jumping on the hens. When does the caw come? I heard a very rooster sound this morning and thought I may be crazy but one of these gals must be a guy. Jeez...never thought it would be so hard to discover the sex of a chicken.

    I do have black sex link hens and barred rocks so it is possible to be either of them.

    Thanx so much for the help everyone....
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    There is no question this is a rooster. None. Zero. Not a hen, trust me. No way. No how. 100% BOY. I have raised BRs for years now and have seen many BR crosses/sexlinks. He's one of those for sure.

    These are 12 week old purebred BR pullets:

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  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    That is a Black Sex Link Rooster. [​IMG]
     

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