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Ok, Im confused, I read that roos have pointy hackle feathers?Pic. inc

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by stormylady, May 9, 2009.

  1. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Ok, Im confused because my chicks that will be 14 weeks old weds, all have pointed hackle feathers? Even the Golden Sexlinks, I started looking because some of there little faces were getting pink and little wattles and on the EEs at the top of the nose right where the comb starts at the forehead is becoming a little pink, All of them were suppose to be pullets, At what age do the females start getting pink and depending on the breed, like leghorns, or Delawares, Australorpes start developing color and wattles? IM really stumped on the Golden sexlink, I thought they were sexed by color? Dumplin' I would almost bet was a roo, by the way she acts, kinda overbearing, if you picture vanilla icecream in a bowl with carmel drizzled all over it you have a perfect picture of her/him, her sister is mostly golden with a white tail, I'm lost, does anybody have any pictures they could share with me so I can what a golden sexlink roo looks like for comparison? If I go by my amount of experience with sexing chicken they would all have roo stamped on there forehead. LOL Please somebody help me out her pictures please. Thanks in Advance Sandy.
    PS.... I would post pictures of s/him but the camera battery free at the moment. lol
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Sandy, it would be wonderful if you could post some pictures of your chickens, that way we could try and guess if they are male or female. By 14 weeks many roos have already started crowing.

    Here's hoping you get some batteries soon!
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  3. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    [​IMG]these are some of the pictures i took the other day this is one of the EEs in question all you can see is her head and some of her neck,[​IMG]black australorpe 13 weeks[​IMG]Honeycomb obvious roo at 13 weeks,[​IMG]this one was sent as a warmer chick supposely a boy 13weeks old same as honeycomb?[​IMG]This is Dumplin at 6 weeks golden sexlink suppose to be a female but today is is more mottled with the carmel color over white. Hope some of these pictures help as there all I have right now. Thanks again Sandy
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I go by saddle feathers, some breeds do tend to have pointy hackle feathers regardless of gender. Any skinny pointy feathers appearing in front of the tail?
  5. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Thanks klf73 I will go check that out, maybe that will help too. Sandy

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