Red star sexing question

Cluky

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my chicken hatched an egg that came from a red star chicken. I am pretty sure the rooster on farm is sex link as well. I have read that te chick color at this point is unreliable. but figured I ask. so do I need to wait until it starts crowing or laying or can I still use color to determine what it is?
 

donrae

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you're right, sex linkage is a one time deal. You should be able to tell around the 6-8 week mark, the males aren't usually too shy about growing combs and having thick legs. They'll also (usually) have darker red wings and patchier colors, hens will be more even, smoother colors. Try posting a pic around that age and we should be able to confirm gender for you.
 

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