My "Red Sex Link"... a real mystery...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aubreynoramarie, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Ya know, i posted her a few days ago because her comb was getting really REALLY ,and was informed of my ignorance straight away. appearantly red sex links are ALL female, silly me! one problem, she came out of a bin of new hampshire reds, and the lady at the feed store assured me that the one i picked was a red sex link without even looking at her [​IMG]

    anywho, so im adding one more picture to my collections of "guess whats". it appears Lucy has develloped some rather pink waddles on her chin. She is only three weeks old....once again, my firends...what do you think???[​IMG] oh yeah, shes also almost completely bald on the top of her head...if that says anything

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    and this was her body/ head from a few days ago.
    sorry, all pics are with camera phone as thats just what ive got right now... thanks for any and all opinions ( my cameraphone could not capture how pointy her comb really is


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    with my two easter eggers same age...hopefully the gender scare wont come until later with them...
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    [​IMG] bumping this! sorry guys, im just worried as heck![​IMG]
     
  3. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 1st pic does look Rooish But the other 2 pic it does look like a sexlink? Hmmmm! The waddles dont have any size to them either
    IDK! [​IMG]
     
  4. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im gonna say its a sexlink pullet YEP thats my guess!
     
  5. LivinNewDreamInND

    LivinNewDreamInND Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any idea how to tell the gender when they are that young, but I am right there with you. My favorite 3 week old chick "Tia" is starting to develop a prominent comb and reddish waddles. I purchased them online and they were supposed to be sexed pullets [​IMG]
     
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    She loooks like a NewHampshire Red to me, sexlinks usually have more white blended in their wing feathers....

    The wattles do look suspicious at this early in the game, but the comb isn't looking very striking, so I wouldn't give up on her being a girl just yet [​IMG]
     
  7. jjrabbit2

    jjrabbit2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Now that I think about it It does not have any white mixed in! It just may be a New hamshire Red and then you just might have a roo on your hands! I say if it crows its a Boy Lays an egg it a Girl LOL!
     
  8. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:Now that I think about it It does not have any white mixed in! It just may be a New hamshire Red and then you just might have a roo on your hands! I say if it crows its a Boy Lays an egg it a Girl LOL!

    alot of the other chicks in the tub did have white in them, dangitt. im just worried about waiting that long because i dont want to get too attatched, you know? i live in the city where roosters are not allowed and i think rehoming would be near impossible...which only leaves one other option.....YIKES!
     
  9. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:well shoot, lets just keep our fingers, toes and eyes crossed then!
     
  10. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a picture of my sex linked pullet around that age. Hey, I'm originally from ND.

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