sex 10 week

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by luluspunky, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. luluspunky

    luluspunky Out Of The Brooder

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    I have three chicks that are red sex link nd two have combs and beards, the other one is just starting to get a comb. Any idea
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Hatchery red sex links? Beards aren't usually present on those birds. Do you mean wattles? Or are your birds from a private breeder who could have made their own sex link cross?

    Pics would help.
     
  3. luluspunky

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    meant to say wattles, but I had a brain cramp
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's what I was thinking, but there are breeds that have beards, so it was [​IMG]

    If they are hatchery red sex links, you can tell by the color. If they're basically reddish colored, especially on the breast, with white tips on the collar, wings and tail, they're female. If they're white/silver on the breast, they're male.

    Sex links can mature pretty fast. I've had some start laying as soon as 16 weeks--shocked me! So it's not uncommon for them to start getting some comb at an earlier age.

    But, pics are worth a thousand words and all that......
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

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    I don't see a picture [​IMG]
     
  6. luluspunky

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    I posted the pictures about 1 hr ago.
     
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    pictures posted about an hour ago
     
  8. donrae

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    So, I don't think you have sex links. It looks like one pullet--the first bird, and two cockerels.

    Your birds look like second generation sex links, basically red and white mixed breed birds. If they came from a private seller instead of a hatchery, I'm thinkng that's what you have.
     
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    They are second generation sex links, and I agree with you on the sex. Thank you.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    For future information, second generation sexlinks are no longer sexlinks. They are mixed breeds, since the sex is no longer linked to the color.
     
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