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Uh Oh - is this a rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CandiceN, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got 2 sex links when they were about 3 weeks old. The black one has developed wonderfully, she looks great. The red one - not so much. Now I'm worried that she is actually a he, after doing some research on other sex links. I know they are supposed to be bred so you can tell what they are, but I can't figure out why she's not growing!! they are about 11 weeks old now. check out the size difference! Thing is, the red one follows the black one around like it's the mama bird. Would a Roo do that? Or maybe the black one is a roo? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    These are my first ever chickens, so any help would be awesome [​IMG]

    Any ideas?

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    Sorry - realized I posted in the wrong place and when I went to remove it; it was already moved. Thanks!
     
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  2. RL

    RL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The black one is a boy and your other one is a girl.
     
  3. KFox

    KFox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The darker one looks Roo to me and the red one looks like my pullets.
     
  4. leadwolf1

    leadwolf1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    agree, black roo....
     
  5. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, well shoot! Glad I asked. That explains why they look so different!

    Thanks for the replies [​IMG]
     
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  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Also, if that black is male, and it appears that he is, he is not a black sex link. Black sex links look like badly barred Barred Rock males. Not sure what breed he is.
     
  7. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yuppers I agree. Your black is a male mixed bird, and the SL is definitely a female. Looks like she's within a month of giving you eggs too!
     
  8. CandiceN

    CandiceN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yay!!
     
  9. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    Yup a Sexlink hen and a Cross roo..
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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