Pullet or Cockerel?

arr36

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I'm flummoxed! These two birds are siblings - cross between cream legbar mother and bantam Pekin father. I have always understood that offspring of barred hens are always male if barred. These are both barred but at 8m old one is so clearly a cockerel - bright red and well developed comb and wattles, pin feathers, tail feathers, cocky, standing upright- and the other has basically no male features at all. Is it possible to produce a barred pullet from this cross? At 8 months I would have expected it to be more obvious by now if s/he were male.

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The sexlinking only works with a barred hen and a genetically gold male. Like a red for instance. What color was you male?
 

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