Red-sex link?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sara, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I bought 5 hens ready to lay from a guy, I thought they were some sort of sex-link, production red, but this one is different, is it anything?
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  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    looks just like my golden comets witch are a sex-link
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Ok, i wansn't sure, cause the rest are pretty much solid red.
     
  4. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, that's what my red sex links look like. Some more red than others, one is almost white and getting red comb and wattles! What's that about? I keep expecting a crow.
    Sara, keep me informed on your purchase from JM Hatchery. I may order some guineas from him. Thanks!
     
  5. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Will do, I actually need to call them now to schedule a time to go pick out what we want!
     
  6. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Motherhen, sorry to tell you your mostly white one is probably a roo. That is supposedly why sex links are so easy to tell apart. Females are mostly red or gold and males mostly white.
     
  7. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    csguinn: Yeah, about the roo being white! I may have to take it back to the feed store. Oh, they would love me. They are old coots! [​IMG]
     
  8. Rebeccahorse

    Rebeccahorse Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks just like my Isa Brown Hens. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yep the one pictured is a golden sex link as they are called here :p. The red comb starting at 4-5 months or so is a female maturing and a good sign you'll get eggs soon. A red comb starting at 1-2 months... now that is a rooster...
     

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