please help??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jewels4850, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. jewels4850

    jewels4850 New Egg

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    Hi. I am new and raising chickens. I've had these from Tractor Supply for about 6 weeks. I do not know the breed or if there's any roosters. They are supposed to be all hens , could anyone tell me if any of them look like roosters and possibly the breed?[​IMG]
     
  2. shanadienne

    shanadienne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brown ones look female to me, possibly Red Sex Links.

    The bottom right black one definitely looks like a cockerel; I'm not sure about the others. Clearer pictures of their faces would help.
     
  3. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they both have roo combs but the body shape is of a sex linked production bird, a red and a black sex linked chicken, however if they are sexlinked birds then the roos would not look like that which is confusing me.
     
  4. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. shanadienne

    shanadienne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My thoughts also.
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Both birds are sex links - one black and one red - and both are pullets. Their combs are not at all large, nor are they colored up, for their age.
     
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    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Ol Grey Mare

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    *Some* growth at this age is not so much a gender thing - more than size at this age it is color that would be concerning. A pullet will not develop a lot of pink in her comb/wattles until 14+ weeks (as she approaches the point of lay), while cockerels will have growth *and* color starting much earlier (I have seen some very prominent, very pink combs at 3 weeks). Many folks see a little comb growth and panic.
     
  9. jewels4850

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    These are two I question the most??
     
  10. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like black sex-linked pullets to me.
     

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