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can anybody tell me what sex these 5 wks old chicks are????   idk if I posted this in the right place the first time. I know one is A black orphington. If you dont know, can you tell me at what age you can tell for sure,  and how you can tell?? i will try to attatch pics perhaps that may help a well trained eye  thanks for any and all help!

 

 

 

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You did post to the correct place, but these birds are still too young to make anything more than a wild guess. Check back in 5 to 7 more weeks.

You can tell gender based on several characteristics: Posture, comb/wattle, voice, feet, feathers, and personality.

- A rooster will usually hold his head and tail straight up in the air, while hens keep their tails down and don't stand as tall.

- A rooster will have a large, red comb and wattle, while a young hen will have a smaller, pinker one

- A rooster will have a deeper, raspier voice than a hen, and begin crowing around 5-6 months of age

- A rooster will have larger feet than a hen

- A rooster will begin growing long, pointed, wispy feathers on his wing bow and saddle, and long, curved sickles in his tail, around 11-14 weeks of age. Hens will have rounded wing bow and saddle feathers, and no sickles.*

- A rooster will usually have a more aggressive and bold personality than a hen. This isn't always the case, though, so personality is one of the more unreliable characteristics to sex by.

*There are several breeds of fowl to which feather sexing does not apply. This includes Silkies, Frizzles, and hen-feathered breeds such as Sebrights and some gamefowl.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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Originally Posted by QueenMisha View Post

You did post to the correct place, but these birds are still too young to make anything more than a wild guess.

X2 on the above. If you re-post their pics in about a month, we can probably sex them accurately for you at that time.

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X2 on the above. If you re-post their pics in about a month, we can probably sex them accurately for you at that time.

x3

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X2 on the above. If you re-post their pics in about a month, we can probably sex them accurately for you at that time.

x4

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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x 5  too young

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