What sex is this??

bbower

In the Brooder
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Sep 20, 2008
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We have two black sex links and I am curious to know
if one is a rooster. What is the difference? I don't know how to add a photo yet but I will email it to anyone that can answer my question. Thanks for the help.
 

LilRalphieRoosmama

Officially Quacked
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Oct 15, 2007
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How old are they? When they are chicks, the males have a white spot on their heads and the females don't. If they are older and all black, then they are females. Males will have barred rock coloring.
 

crazychicken

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Sep 11, 2008
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i can answer with confidence i breed black sex links.when they grow their feathers if they are an iridescent black ( black that has a green look when in the light.) it is a hen.but if it is black and white checkered like a barred rock it is a noisy crowing rooster
but a few black sex link hens are brown and black almost looking like a golden laced wyndote it is a hen too. a black sex link is when you breed a red rooster (rir) whit a barred hen (barred rock) (dominque) plz excuse my spelling :|
 
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bbower

In the Brooder
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Sep 20, 2008
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Thank you for your answers. After seeing the photos I see that I just have one very noisey pullet.
 

bbower

In the Brooder
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Sep 20, 2008
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I know I was convinced I had a noisy pullet but are they supposed to have this much comb & wattle?? My other one doesn't have much and is so much quieter.
 

bbower

In the Brooder
11 Years
Sep 20, 2008
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I will not question anyone about what I have anymore. It is in fact just a noisy pullet. We got another egg from her just a few minutes ago.
 

crazychicken

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Sep 11, 2008
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without the knowledge of the egg from the photo i deem that a hen and a pretty hen at that.good luck with your two pretty roosters
 
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Birch Run Farm

Biddy up!
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Sep 5, 2008
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Very pretty pullet! Pullets and hens can have rather large combs and wattles. Laying eggs and feathers are the ultimate giveaway!
 
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