Plymouth rock, black sex link or ? also pullet or cockeral

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by elieugene6, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Songster

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    Ok I got these three chicks from some city guy who got the eggs to incubate for his kids to watch hatch out. He couldn't remember the breed or anything about it but said they might be all roos which makes me think black sexlink. I think I have it narrowed down to plymouth rock or black sex link. Need help I am hoping for at least one hen as I already have 3 roos that are gonna have to be narrowed down to one or 2. They have some black coloring on the top of their feet going up the front of there legs. They all had white spots on their heads but don't seem to have any of the reddish feathers like the sex link is supposed to have. Got the best pics I could it is there first day out in the enclosure. Picture taken today and I would have to say they are around 7 weeks old.

    Chick #1 lightest of the 3 which I want to say is definitely going to be a roo

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    Chick #1 face/comb

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    Chick #1 feet

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    Chick #2 Darker than #1 and I have no clue

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    Chick #2 face

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    Chick #2 feet

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    Chick #3 was almost black and is just now getting more white.

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    chick #3 face

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    Chick #3 feet

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    Photo of the 3 of them together.

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  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Very cute Barred Rocks. [​IMG] White spots on heads usually mean hens. I hope I'm right.
     
  3. Sassymygirl

    Sassymygirl Miss Equestrian

    Sep 16, 2008
    Carencro, Louisiana
    They look like hens to me. Thats what my BR looked like when she was about that size. [​IMG]
     
  4. elieugene6

    elieugene6 Songster

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    I really hope you're right!!!!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    They all look like black sex link roosters. Barring is more defined in pure BR. Here's my BR hen:
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  6. little blue

    little blue Chillin' with my Orps

    Jul 11, 2010
    Mansfield, CT
    it looks like you have 2 hens and 1 roo the first pic looks like a roo because it is lighter then the other 2 very cute BR (barred rock) [​IMG]
     
  7. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

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    Looks like 2 hens and 1 roo to me too
     
  8. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
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    I think Black sex link roosters... Those combs are mighty big for 7 week olds!!!
     
  9. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Songster

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    Quote:I agree - you can really tell that #1 is a black sex link, because it is lighter starting a the head and gets darker down the body.
     
  10. spikennipper

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    All 3 are looking like roos to me too.
     

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