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Sexing Jersey Black Giant chicks?

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I have 3, 2 week old chicks. Two are supposed to be pullets and 1 should be a male. The tail feathers are coming in on 2 of them and the 1 hasno tail feathers. Is tail feathers/no tail feathers a way to guess the sex?
I have 14 other pullets of different breeds and all of them are getting the tail feathers. Is the lone JBG chick with no tail feathers my male?

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In general, roos take longer to get tail feathers than pullets.  Doesn't always apply, but it is something to consider.

Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, four dogs, 20 layers, and 17 guineas. We recently relocated to Virginia and are anxious to start our farm back up.
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Heather, full-time farmer and homeschooling Mom to two boys, four dogs, 20 layers, and 17 guineas. We recently relocated to Virginia and are anxious to start our farm back up.
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at four weeks roos have partial combs you can tell

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