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Originally Posted by appps View Post

5 weeks is very early to tell but if it's the same breed as the others but distinctly different there is a pretty good chance yes.

If it's a different breed then don't give up all hope but be prepared for it. I've asked sex 3 times here at that age and 3 times everyone got it wrong ;-)

I always thought 5-6 weeks was the perfect time to pick out the cockerels on most breeds,

that's when their comb color pops out and wattles start growing and coloring too.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by aart View Post
 

I always thought 5-6 weeks was the perfect time to pick out the cockerels on most breeds,

that's when their comb color pops out and wattles start growing and coloring too.


well these ones are just on 5 weeks now.  I actually think I have a boy and a girl but Im thinking if I posted asking for sex that I would get told that they are both the same sex because from the photo their combs and wattles look to be the same.    In the flesh I can see slight differences but in photos its hard to pick them that early.  Give them another couple of weeks and I think one is going to grow a larger redder comb.  So yes you are right, but I always think trying to sex from photo adds an extra element of difficulty :-)

 


Edited by appps - 11/12/15 at 9:41pm

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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