Two Black Sex Links... male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Srawl, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. Srawl

    Srawl Out Of The Brooder

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    They are bsl so I hope my local dealer was smart enough to not mess up the sex when he got them at a day old.

    My suspicion comes from their behavior being different from my orpingtons and their combs and wattles but that could just be personality and breed differences.

    Thanks for your help.

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  2. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Both female! :)
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both birds are pullets--the reddening combs/wattles means that they should start laying soon.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed. Classic female Black Sexlinks who should be laying soon.

    Male sex links look like barred rock roos (with maybe a bit more white with the barring).

    Lady of McCamley
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    X4, look like typical black sex link pullets.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those are both females, and I agree they should be laying very soon.
     
  7. Srawl

    Srawl Out Of The Brooder

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    That is great news. Especially the part about laying soon, I've had 5 chickens for 5 months and not a single egg! Thanks again everyone.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If they free range, you might try confining them for a few days. They sure look like they should be laying!
     
  9. Srawl

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    I'll try that, does that usually work? I didn't think there was anything I could do to speed up this process.
     
  10. JLfarm

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