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Not sure of sex can anyone help

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
We could have sworn we heard one trying to crow this morning but I thought they were too young for that can anybody tell me the sex of these three?
Little


Red


Fluffy

post #2 of 9

Little and Red are both cockerels. Fluffy is a pullet. Look at the difference in the size and color of their combs and wattles. And Little has some seriously well developed shanks! They look a little young to be crowing yet, but I've some boys will start as early as 5 weeks, so you never know! 

post #3 of 9

Little and Red are roos (comb redness and wattles development) . Fluffy seems to be a pullet. 

post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thanks that's what we were thinking but not sure since we are new to chickens. I have 16 more that are in the brooder now but they are only 2 weeks old.
We can't have roosters where I live so should I get rid of them now or wait just to be sure.
post #5 of 9
They are so cute♡♡ yep two male one female.smile.png
post #6 of 9

No question on sex. Best not to leave fluffy lonely though. I'd wait until your next batch catches up a bit and  let her join the other pullets.

post #7 of 9

They are cute Chicks!! and yes we agree that two are males and one is female you can see feathers growing on the males but not the females

post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by almostgraphics View Post

Thanks that's what we were thinking but not sure since we are new to chickens. I have 16 more that are in the brooder now but they are only 2 weeks old.
We can't have roosters where I live so should I get rid of them now or wait just to be sure.

Up to you, a lot of folks grow them out to about 15 weeks then eat them..or give them away or ...???

 

They look a bit older than 2 weeks, usually color in the males combs/wattles doesn't really pop until 5-6 weeks.

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."

Reply
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
Aart those 3 were born 1/9/16
I have 16 others that are about 2 weeks old
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