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5 week old chicks-need to know gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by morgannn, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. morgannn

    morgannn Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I have a few 5 week old chicks that I need to know if they are cockerels or pullets, because I will need to find a new home for them if they're cockerels :hit I wish I could keep them all, but unfortunately I live in an urburn setting that won't allow that :( also, I have one mystery chick that I don't know the breed of
    Chick #1: rose comb Dominique
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    Chick #2: light brahma
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    Chick #3: mystery chick (looks like s/he has a rose comb)
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    Chick #4: some kind of bantam, I think it's a self blue OEG
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    Chick#5: same kind of bantam as before, pretty sure he's a cockerel
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    Chick #6: dark brahma
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    Chick #7: preduction red I think
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  2. ladynewtochicks

    ladynewtochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's still early but 1and5 look roo-ish to me.... 3 looks like it's an Easter egger
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    To young to say for sure but #1, #3, #4, and #5 look suspicious. Also the Dark Brahma is a definite pullet since you can sex them by color.
     
  4. morgannn

    morgannn Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! I would love to have blue eggs if it's a EE pullet :)
     
  5. morgannn

    morgannn Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn! Old wives tales ways of sexing don't work reliably apparently :'( looks like I will be finding some of them a new home pretty soon.
     
  6. Gardenalex

    Gardenalex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What have you used for sexing? Which old wives tales?
     
  7. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Well at this age you can't be sure and their combs aren't very rooish so there is a chance a few of them maybe pullets.
     
  8. morgannn

    morgannn Out Of The Brooder

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    I used the one that said if you flip them on their back, pullets will keep their legs drawn up to their chest but cockerels will stretch their legs out.
     

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