3 weeks old. Comb size.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RachaelR32, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. RachaelR32

    RachaelR32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 7 chicks that are 3 weeks old between today and Saturday. One of them has a much bigger comb than the others. Is this likely to be a boy? They are a farmyard mix from unknown parents. The one with the big comb is the only speckled one. What chance that the others are girls or is it too early to tell?
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the size of the comb at only 3 weeks, I'm thinking that the top chick on the left side is a cockerel and I'm suspicious that the top chick on the right side is as well. I don't see anything screaming cockerel with the rest, but they are still to young to sex with any certainty of accuracy. I would suggest re-posting their pics in about 5-6 weeks. By then their gender should be much more obvious.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  4. RachaelR32

    RachaelR32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Top right I'm suspicious of as well, plus the other black one that didn't want its picture taken. I'm planning to keep 1 cockerel so if I have more than 1 it'll be a contest where the winner takes all and the rest are dinner. Although I could potentially keep a second in with my brahmas for now, until I get a brahma roo.

    I'm really hoping for at least 4 girls to go with the boy thats staying with this lot.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It's like the chicken version of the Hunger Games lol!
     
  6. Qaib master

    Qaib master Out Of The Brooder

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    One thing I look at to determine roosters from hens at this age is the earlobes. Usually a rooster will have bald earlobes while the hens will have feathers covering their earlobes so for sure the top left photo is a rooster.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Yes, and we all know how Hunger Games turned out - yikes!
     

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