I have a question about sexing New Hampshires, as I am raising 2 chicks of this kind for the 1st time along with 2 Marans. They were born end of march, therefore are now around 9 weeks old. I have read a lot about sexing chicks, looking at comb, wattles and tail, but still find it difficult to put that into practice when there are only 2 animals. So here are the pictures and I would be thankful for any advice!
Here is chick #1 in the foreground, he has had red comb and wattles for at least a couple weeks but they are still small.
Here is chick #2, although its face has recently become red, the comb is not red:
Here's a full view of chick #1, you can see the red comb and wattles, its tail feathers look pointy on the side and round on the top. Chick #2's tail looks similar. The tails of my 2 Marans look different and I'm pretty sure those are pullets as they have no red comb or wattles.
So what do you think? Pullet or cockerel? I was thinking 1 cockerel and 1 pullet but I'm not sure anymore...