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Rooster or hen? How to tell?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by WarmChick, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. WarmChick

    WarmChick In the Brooder

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    I have a 14-wk-old BSL that I thought was a hen. But the other day s/he crowed! A full on cock-a-doodle-doo! I've read that hens can sometimes crow. How can I tell if it's a crowing hen or a roo? If it's a roo, we'll get rid of him.
     
  2. WarmChick

    WarmChick In the Brooder

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    [​IMG] the chicken in question is the pretty black & white BSL.
     
  3. .....a larger picture might help.....
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Black Sex Links are super easy to sex - that's the point of the "sex link" - those who are barred (black and white) are male - female BSL are black with a copper colored "collar"
     
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
  5. Ok, I got it to enlarge.......

    He is a rooster. Black sex link hens are black, roosters are barred. Sorry
     
  6. WarmChick

    WarmChick In the Brooder

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    Boo! [​IMG]
     

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