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Some help sexing please.

Here are some pictures of my 9 week old chooks. An araucana, a golden laced wyandotte and Plymouth Rock. What gender are they? Apart from crowing, by what age will I know for sure?


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cockerels

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9 weeks is old enough to be able to accurately sex them. Unfortunately, the Wyandotte and the barred rock are both cockerels. I can't see the araucana well enough to determine sex.

With barred rocks, females can only carry 1 copy of the barring gene. With just one copy, you'll have wider black stripes and narrower white ones. With two copies of the gene, you'll see wider white stripes and narrower black ones. Only males can be double barred. The lighter color of yours combined with the larger pink wattles and comb means cockerel for sure.

Wyandottes are trickier to sex with their rose combs. However, yours has a larger and more well defined comb than pullets at that age. I can also see the start of the shiny and pointed male saddle feathers coming in on the back between the wings.
2 dogs, 6 cats, 40 chickens (australorps, wyandottes, and easter eggers), lots of tropical fish, and a toddler. 
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2 dogs, 6 cats, 40 chickens (australorps, wyandottes, and easter eggers), lots of tropical fish, and a toddler. 
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the Rock and the Wyandotte are both cockerels. Can't see the Aracauna.

 

Are you in the US, or the UK or Australia? Just trying to clarify what kind of Aracauna we're dealing with.....

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:welcome

 

the Rock and the Wyandotte are both cockerels. Can't see the Aracauna.

 

Are you in the US, or the UK or Australia? Just trying to clarify what kind of Aracauna we're dealing with.....


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:welcome

 

the Rock and the Wyandotte are both cockerels. Can't see the Aracauna.

 

Are you in the US, or the UK or Australia? Just trying to clarify what kind of Aracauna we're dealing with.....

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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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