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4 weeks old, boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by penelope, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. penelope

    penelope New Egg

    Dec 3, 2009

    i'm new here and am really hoping that someone can help me out with the gender of my 3 chicks. they are about 4 and a half weeks old - I have no idea what breed they are sorry. i think they are boys, especially the black one. The white one I'm not so sure about. I'm hoping that they are not boys!

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'm guessing that the black one is a cokerel and that the white and partridge are pullets.
  3. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    I agree with Mahonri... ? for you - Does the black chick have a tail?
  4. penelope

    penelope New Egg

    Dec 3, 2009
    oh, that is so exciting!![​IMG] I was having a hard time resigning myself to having to 'get rid of them'.
    The black one is only just starting to get a tail. The brown one has no tail at all yet.
  5. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Just keep in mind... Give each of them enough time to mature, so that you know 100% for sure [​IMG]
  6. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Black and Partridge chicks are roos and the white chick is a hen.
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They all have a lot of red in their combs and wattle for that age. I'd say roos, but only time will tell.
  8. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    My thoughts exactly katy, I say roos too, pullets wouldn't be red at all in the waddles or combs at that age
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Quote:I agree.
  10. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    I think the partridge and the black ones are definitely cockerels - way too much color in the combs & wattle growth for only 4 weeks old. I'm not sure on the white one - can't see the comb well enough.

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