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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by WoodsFamily, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. WoodsFamily

    WoodsFamily New Egg

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    We purchased 6 red pullets from tsc. A few of them look different. How much longer til we can tell if some are roosters?[​IMG]
     
  2. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean red sex link pullets? You have what appears to be 2 white leghorns on the left of the pic. Then 3 female red sex links and the one farthest to the right looks like a rsl male.
     
  3. WoodsFamily

    WoodsFamily New Egg

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    Thanks! We are not good with all the names and lingo yet. You think the one with the lighter head is a rooster?

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  4. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking at the new pictures, the one I thought was a boy is most likely a girl. I'm not 100% sure but I think there is red feathers coming in at the tail base which would indicate that it's just a lighter colored female. I have have seen male RSL in the pullet feed bin at TSC, but it shouldn't happen that often. TSC is really REALLY bad for mislabeling breeds and genders. The 2 solid white ones appear to be white leghorns, but while they are most likely female, that won't be clear for a few weeks. Post back with updated pics in a few weeks :)
     

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