Roosters or Hens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ArkSouthernChic, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. ArkSouthernChic

    ArkSouthernChic Out Of The Brooder

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    my sex linked chickens that were supposed to be all hens, all around 4 months old, two of them are starting to crow and one we know is a rooster for sure.



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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm so glad you joined our wonderful community!

    I'm sorry to say that all of your birds are roosters. Where did you get them? If you got them from a hatchery, and ordered sex-links, you should have ended up with pullets. However, if you got them from a backyard breeder, you may have ended up with second-generation sex-link crosses. The sex-linking only works for the first generation cross. Crossing sex-links together just creates mixes, that can't be sexed by color. Some people are not aware of that, so mix the sex-links together, expecting sex-link chicks, but end up with ordinary mixes.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I have to agree with Wyandottes, looks like they are all roosters. They sure are pretty however.

    Enjoy all your poultry adventures and welcome to our flock!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Both of them are roosters and I'm sad to say your birds are not first generation Red Sex Links. It appears that whoever you got them from bred their Red Sex Links to each other. Unfortunately Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster to a silver gene hen, are hybrids and will not breed true. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. If you paid for Red Sex Links, I hope you have some kind of money back guarantee on them.
     
  6. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hello and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Yes those are all roosters. [​IMG] They are beautiful though!
    Enjoy your flock!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Those are all roosters 100% They are very pretty!
     
  8. ArkSouthernChic

    ArkSouthernChic Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for everyones comments! we can't have roosters in our area! we have had them since they were two weeks old! as fellow chicken people i know you know how sad we will be to give them up. We called them the spice girls [​IMG]
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    So sorry your supposed pullets morphed into cockerels. It happens very often. Some sellers take them back and replace with pullets but, I would be afraid that your seller would unknowingly be giving you boys again.
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sorry you wound up with roosters, good luck rehoming them.
     

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