What does a gold sexlink chick look like??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by busywoman, May 26, 2010.

  1. busywoman

    busywoman In the Brooder

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    Hello!
    I have had some babies hatch over the last 36 hours and don't know the color difference between Buff Orpington and Gold Sex-link chickies. Supposedly I had both types in my batch of eggs. I know what the BO's look like but I'm not sure if the three yellow chicks I have are all the same breed or different. Anyone have pics of Gold Sexlinks for me to compare to mine, and how do I know if it's M or F? I'd post a pic of mine but hubby took the camera to the slope with him [​IMG]
    Thanks for you help!
     
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  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Red sex link in the lower left with 2 orange stripes down it's back. The buff orp is in the middle, solid yellow.
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  4. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    The yellow chick is our Golden sex link at around 1 week old. Omelet is 9 weeks old now and a sweetie! Oh, and she is definitely a she!

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  5. busywoman

    busywoman In the Brooder

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    Thank you for everyones replies! I have four yellows so far but one has a deeper gold color while the others are a soft yellow, like a BO, so I was guessing it might be a gold sexlink, but wanted to be compare it with others. Now my question is, seeing its a sexlink, what trait shows that it's male or female? It doesn't have any noticable marks or anything so how do I tell? [​IMG] Thanks!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Red sex link males are white. When they feather in, they will be white with some red on the wings. The females feather in red with white on the wing tips and some white on the tail.
     
  7. Chris09

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    You Buff Orpington should have White legs and your Sex-linked "should" have yellow...

    Chris
     

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