What breed and gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sladerade85, May 19, 2019.

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  1. Sladerade85

    Sladerade85 Hatching

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    Had this chick for a couple weeks- think it’s about 4-6 weeks old. Was told it’s a black sex link but worried it might be a rooster. We can’t have roosters in my town. Help!
     

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  2. NewChickMama5

    NewChickMama5 Chirping

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    Definitely looks like a cockerel with a comb that red at that age.
     
  3. Sladerade85

    Sladerade85 Hatching

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    It looks reddish in the pic but it’s a light tan color. I thought male black sex links had a white spot on their heads?
     
  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Right colour for a sexlink. Where and by whom were you told she's a sexlink?

    Not an abnormally large comb for a production bird, but the wattles are disturbing me.

    Male sexlinks do indeed have a white spot on their heads. It denotes that they carry the barring gene. Which means that if that is a male sexlink, you should be seeing barring by now.
     
  5. Sladerade85

    Sladerade85 Hatching

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    I am unsure on the age- but we bought from an agway and they told me it was a sex link. Never had barred coloring yet. Has the black feet with yellow toes
     
  6. Sladerade85

    Sladerade85 Hatching

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    Here are some more photos
     

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  7. ScottKelly1974

    ScottKelly1974 Songster

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    He looks like my Ayam Cermani sex links.
     
  8. Irmasmom

    Irmasmom Chirping

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    So, I ended up with a male black sex link he was barred from 2 weeks old and had the yellow spot on the head.. TSC said it was a barred rock pullet ... WRONG. Here are the pics of what a black sex link looks like at a few days old and 4-5 weeks... you can see the barring on both. Good luck
     

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