5 week old mixed breeds- hens or roosters? Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amandaryan, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. amandaryan

    amandaryan New Egg

    Apr 27, 2017
    Fair Hill Maryland
    I have 5 week old mixed breed chickens that I hatched in my kindergarten classroom. I am a first time chicken owner and I am looking for some insight on possible breeds and genders. I will post 2 pictures of each of the chickens below. Thanks in advance for your help!

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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Of the one image that showed up I see a red comb. Doesn't mean it's red as my computer screen, photo, lighting can all be deceiving.

    If all your birds are single comb then here is how you tell from now to 10 weeks of age. If you see any red in comb it's a male. Period. Single comb female birds will not start to show red in comb until point of lay which at it's earliest would be around 16 weeks of age. Any red in comb prior to that is a male.

    I said from now to 10 weeks as 99% of your males will show red by 11 weeks of age.
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