Production Red or Red Sex-Link? Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FernHill, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. FernHill

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    purchased some ‘RSL’ chicks from
    Local farm store because we can’t have roosters. They are 5 weeks old and look a lot more like production reds to me based on what I’ve seen in photos. Also one of these is not like the others- darker feathered, darker beak and larger comb. Any help appreciated.
    First 3 photos of the suspected cockerel. Then of another in the group for comparison.
     

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    To young to say for sure but I think your suspicions are correct. They look like Production Reds.
     
  3. FernHill

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    Thanks, fingers crossed they are all pullet, but annoyed that I ordered RSL and pretty sure I got a non sex-linked cross
     
  4. Crazy for Chickens!

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    Yes, they are either Production Red, or hatchery RIR. How old are they?
     
  5. FernHill

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    5 weeks
     
  6. FernHill

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    Updated pictures at 6 weeks just for fun. Going to stay in wait and see mode for a while regardless but interested to hear any thoughts.
     

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  7. FernHill

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    A few more photos at 7 weeks, darker bird is the one we think might be a cockerel
     
  8. FernHill

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    Another couple photos at 8 weeks.
    You can see the comb and wattles are still much more developed on the darker bird than the others. We have no idea pullet or cockerel
     

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  9. FernHill

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    Updated photos at 10 weeks, the one with the comb and wattles is the one that we can’t figure if it is pullet or cockerel. That it stands apart from the obvious pullets a lot of the time (see photo) pushes me to think cockerel
     

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