Red star?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mlscha, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. mlscha

    mlscha New Egg

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    I got this chicken as part of a female "brown egg layer assortment." It doesn't look like any of the listed breeds, though. Any help? People keep calling it a rooster. Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. SOHC-FTW

    SOHC-FTW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reminds me of a red sex link roo also called a red star.
     
  3. MonicainAZ

    MonicainAZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, that looks like a red sex link rooster.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agree
     
  5. mlscha

    mlscha New Egg

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    Thanks. This was a funny mistake for My Pet Chicken to make-- sending a rooster instead of a hen when it's a sex link bird! Aren't they fairly easy to tell apart when born?
     
  6. SOHC-FTW

    SOHC-FTW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty easy to tell apart the sex'er must have had a hangover.
     
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  7. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! Wow, I've never seen a chicken quite like that one! [​IMG] I'm not sure of his breed; I thought RSL roosters were only white and hens were red and white, but I could be wrong. Maybe it's an RSL mixed with something else; that might also account for the fact you got a rooster out of a group of so-called pullets.
     
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  8. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerel, the red on the wings and the comb give away?
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Red sex link cockerel. They start out white, with the red leakage increasing as they age.

    It was a mistake on MPC's part, they're pretty easy to sex at that age. That's the entire point of sex links. I'd contact them, they may not be able to do much except give you credit this time of year.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Red Sex-link cockerel
     

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