Sapphire Sex-link rooster?

GuskHomestead

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I thought sexing sex-link was 100% accurate. This chick has a comb that’s twice the size and redness and face/beak then the other sapphires. Do I just have an abnormally large hen or is it indeed a roo? Thoughts? He is around 6 weeks.
 

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Rhodebar Lover

Free Ranging
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Apr 5, 2015
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The Sapphire Gem is not sex linked to my knowledge. I know there are many designers blue colored chickens nowadays and some could be, but this one is a cockerel. So I would assume what he is is not. A Sussex mix would be beautiful!
 

house1917

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It's my understanding that they're sex linked- pullets have solid dark heads and cockerels have dots/mottled. And, the hens are laced/solid and the roos are barred- so it's a boy!

Great way to boost Sussex lay rate- mine were always a bit pokey!
 

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