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can anybody tell me what sex these 5 wks old chicks are

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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.

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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!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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x 5  too young

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