Please help me figure out the breed of this hen

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by in2legos, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. in2legos

    in2legos New Egg

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    We got two red sexlinks and three black ones (none of them lay yet) but we don't know what kind of chicken this is [​IMG]
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That looks like a red sex link rooster.
     
  3. in2legos

    in2legos New Egg

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    Well it hasn't been crowing. I sure hope it's not a rooster
     
  4. Jody73

    Jody73 New Egg

    I have one very similar, about 20 weeks and i'm still unsure
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree it's the male counterpart of your red sex link hens. He's classic red sex link rooster. If you don't plan to keep a rooster, I'd start making plans about his future before he gets too noisy.
     
  6. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The stance looks like a rooster giving you the stink eye, about to ruffle his neck feathers. It's comb also stands straight up, so I'd think it is a roo. Roos are more colorful and have longer tail feathers than hens.

    PS - I don't know much about sex links, but I just did some reading, and the male red sex-link is supposed to be mostly white (like yours). So I'm not sure how it slipped into a batch of pullets.
     
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  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, definitely a red sexlink rooster. Sorry.
     
  8. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    100% roo. The red patches on the wings give it away.


    Sorry.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Red Sex-link rooster. Red Sex-link hens are colored much differently.
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Red Sex-Link male.
     

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