Red Sex Links?

Flocky

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 23, 2014
65
7
96
BC, Canada
Okay I am about 6 weeks into chicken ownership and loving it!
I picked up some chicks from a craigslist add. I believe they are about 7 weeks old maybe more.
I was suppose top be getting 2 RIR and 3 Australorp pullets. I got 2 Black Copper Marans, one pullet one cockerel, 1 Australorp pullet and 2 what I am now thinking are Red Sex Link Chick, I thought. I know the females are suppose to be red so I am looking for opinions.

This is Teriyaki, on the right, and Mortimer. Very clearly Teriyaki was correctly named... This photo is from about a week ago.



This is Buttercup. I was certain she was a pullet but her colouring is identical to a Red Sex Link Cockerel. Any thoughts?

Thanks!!!
 

Flocky

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 23, 2014
65
7
96
BC, Canada
Oh Boy... or should I say boys. How is it that Buttercups comb and waddles and so small and light and Teriyaki's are so big and red? they are the same age as far as I know...
I am appreciating the education and I am glad I bought many more chicks than I needed.
Today photo of Teriyaki,


And a today photo of Buttercup, or perhaps now Butterball...


Thanks for all the reply's!
 

donrae

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Different birds mature at different rates. It's the color that's the tell....those red patches on the wings are male all the way.
 
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