I just recently got a red sex link hen to add to my lil flock of two - another red sex and a buff orpington. So now I have 3 - and (supposedly) two red sex link hens. but after getting a new red lady and seeing them side by side, one of my friends said my original red (panama red, we call her) is probably a production red... and possibly a rooster! I thought she was for sure a hen since she's sex linked.. just a more developed hen, on the verge of popping out eggs. She is a tad more assertive than the others, but I figured its b/c she's just the big mama of the bunch. She's supposed to be 18 weeks, which (if she's a hen) means she should lay soon. If she were a roo wouldn't she have a lot more gobble happening by now? Also, the new sex link lady is supposed to be 17 weeks. Notice the 2 reds: the tailfeathers look a little different, my original (panama red) is darker and bigger with more orange feet... yet the markings overall are pretty darn similar. pictures: http://www.brodyisms.com/red/chickens.html So... big mama sex link or production red roo??