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Any guesses on gender? I'm leaning towards all pullets but one, but that may be my wishful thinking and naïveté.

Here is the one I believe is a cockeral, and I could tell at 2 weeks. He had more of a comb then than the others do now, plus he's three weeks younger! He is currently 4 weeks old.


Here's one of my 7 week olds




Chick 3, with chick 2 in the background



Chick 4:





And chick 5:

post #2 of 7
I'm definitely agreeing with you on this one. ☺ I would say #1 is a cockerel and all the rest are pullets. So far, my 2 little MF cockerels are super sweet!

~Alex

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets!  Impatiently awaiting some very beautiful, special little chicks and ducklings this spring....

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets!  Impatiently awaiting some very beautiful, special little chicks and ducklings this spring....

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post #3 of 7

Cockerel, Pullet, Pullet, Cockerel, Cockerel

post #4 of 7
If the rest are 7 weeks old then they all look like girls. Boys would have wattles and big red combs by that age. They are so sweet.
post #5 of 7
Agreed. My 8 week olds have had prominent red combs for over a week or two now. Easy to distinguish sex.

I'd say that 4 week old is a cockerel. You'll know for sure very soon.
post #6 of 7
One cockerel out of 5 chicks is some really good luck. You need to play the lotto. I have 17 mille chicks and 11 of them are cockerels! Ugh.
post #7 of 7
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Oh good! I'm so glad to hear that I finally have one breed that is mostly pullets! I was very hopeful that was the case when my little Roo became so distinguishable early on that the rest would be pullets. I also have two 7 week old porcelains that's I am convinced our pullets because they have no comb whatsoever. I find it highly ironic that out of my seven straight run birds, only one is a roo, but out of my four easter Eggars and buff Orpington's that were supposed to be pullets, two are Roos.
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