12 weeks old. What sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Eggyphant, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Eggyphant

    Eggyphant New Egg

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    Trying to figure out the sex of my 12 week old chooks. I've been looking at the saddle feathers, but I'm still not entirely sure. I think the black one is a girl, but the other ??
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    Thanks for your thoughts
     
  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    most males start getting the male sex feathers (hackle and saddle feathers) at 3 months old so you might have to move the top layer of feathers to see them as they come in.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks like a pullet to me.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I don't know if that's one bird or two, but it/they look like pullets.

    Your birds are at the very, very earliest age for saddle feathers or hackle feathers to come in. At this age, you'd be looking for larger, redder combs, thicker legs and depending on breed, the overall color.
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep, the black ones a pullet.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Pullet
     
  7. Eggyphant

    Eggyphant New Egg

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    Thanks- glad the black one is a pullet. My photo with the other one seems to have vanished! Here it is again-
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    Thoughts on the buff one (I think it's a buff Orpington- is this correct)?
     
  8. Chicken Tamer

    Chicken Tamer Overrun With Chickens

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    Pullet, and I think she may be a Red Sexlink
     
  9. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Agreed.
     
  10. Eggyphant

    Eggyphant New Egg

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    Thankyou everyone. I'm a bit of a newbie, and now I'll have to contain myself waiting for eggs to appear.
     

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