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Here are the pictures I took of the feathering difference. 

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Originally Posted by machinfarm View Post
 

I got a straight run of 14 red rangers and had the same question when they were about 2 weeks. Exactly half of them had long wing and tail feathers while the other half were still fluffy butts with short wing feathers. I was just told chickens all grow at their own rates. Well now that they are 6 weeks old (and after losing one that died of fright during a thunderstorm!) we very obviously have 6 boys and 7 girlies, so I think the wing growth was in fact indicative of sex.

UPDATE: I apologize, but I was wrong! At six weeks I thought we had 7 pullets and 6 cockerels but by the time they were all mature, we actually had 9 cockerels and 4 pullets. So though at two weeks half had short feathers and half had long, it didn't turn out to mean anything. :/

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post #13 of 15
[IMG]http://www.backyardchickens.com/content/type/61/id/7294885/width/200/height/400. I am not sure if it's a cockerel or pullet, please help about 3-4 week old red ranger
post #14 of 15

It's not necessarily an indication of gender. Some of my slowest to feather chicks turned out to be pullets.

post #15 of 15

agree

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