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Is it possible to tell the gender of a 6 day old chick by looking at the top of the beak. Will roosters have a more spikey look and hens smooth? Has anyone ever heard of this? Anyone have any idea what gender this one is?

 

 

 

 

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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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Never heard of that before. You will be able to tell in a few weeks, cockerels combs develop much faster than pullets. Depending on the breed, you may be able to sex them by feather development. You may have different comb types that you're seeing the difference.

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Never heard of that before. You will be able to tell in a few weeks, cockerels combs develop much faster than pullets. Depending on the breed, you may be able to sex them by feather development. You may have different comb types that you're seeing the difference.


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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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Married with a teenage boy and preteen girl. 1 cat "Archie" 4 dogs "Harley" Bull Mastiff / "Bella" Bull Mastiff mix ,"Minnie" my daughter's Dauchand/Poodle mix and "Toby" her brother. 9 chickens -2 Black Stars,2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Buff Brahmas . ,2 female Barred Rock and 2 California White.. <3. I enjoy gardening, cooking, baking and the occasional craft.

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at 6 weeks you should be able to sex them pretty accuratly

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