3 week BR, is she/he a hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickmamat, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. chickmamat

    chickmamat Chirping

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    24D2A854-6448-4487-B4C2-60D8302B6FC2.jpeg 77FABDF8-E65E-4A77-8106-9FAD13ECEA50.jpeg 870EC54A-CDD8-4949-BBD5-8B10E8835331.jpeg 870EC54A-CDD8-4949-BBD5-8B10E8835331.jpeg This is our girl Blu. She has the best personality! But we can’t have roosters where we’re at. She’s pretty much the boss of all our chicks (10 total). I’m new to chicks but I’ve been reading a lot and I’m a little worried she may be a rooster? Her comb seems to have grown really fast and she sure likes to strut around. We’re pretty attached so hoping we won’t have to give her away here one pic of when we first got her(blue background), and 2 of her now. 14 days between photos.
     
  2. Carson20034433

    Carson20034433 In the Brooder

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    It looks like a hen to me.... hold the chick with one hand and take a wing and spread it out with the other.... then check and see it there are two layers of feathers... if there is two layers check and see how far apart each individual feather is.... if it has a feather space between the middle it’s a roo if I doesn’t its a hen.... good luck and tell me what you think it is
     
  3. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    Too young to tell gender
     
  4. Carson20034433

    Carson20034433 In the Brooder

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    No it’s not I do it all the time and have almost a 90% success rate!!! Try it one day
     
  5. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Definitely a pullet.
     
  6. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Feather sexing doesn’t work on purebred. To sex a barred breed from the feathers you look at the color. A male will have wide white/grey bars and a female will have wide black bars. This is a young pullet.
     
  7. Carson20034433

    Carson20034433 In the Brooder

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    Works with my purebred wyandottes and bantams... even worked on ducklings
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    Feather sexing can only be done with birds that have been bred to be feather sexed. Barred rocks, in a good strain are auto sexing. That is a pullet.
     
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  9. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Free Ranging

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    If you're talking about feather sexing, it only works if a slow-feathering breed is bred with a fast-feathered breed. This chick was most likely not bred like that.
     
  10. Carson20034433

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    I have no clue what any of that means!!!
     

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