6-week old chicks, male or female?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by aglandaetap, May 23, 2017.

  1. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys, I had posted about my baby chicks on a different thread once before, I just do not know how to update it at this point, so I decided to create a new thread with recent pictures.
    They are 6 weeks old today (5/23/2017) and I suspect two of them to be roosters, and I'd like to know what you guys think as well.

    Silver Laced Wyandotte - considering the red comb and wattles, I am suspecting it to be a rooster. His legs are very short and thin. He/she is the smallest of the flock, very slow feathering. 6 weeks old, very sweet.
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    Barred Rock - considering the red comb and wattles, I am suspecting it to be a rooster. His comb/wattles came in at 4 weeks of age, size of such has not changed at all, it has remained the same. His legs are long and thick. He/she was growing at the same rate as the rest of my other chicks, but at week #4, he/she started growing faster, 6 weeks old, very sweet. The feathers are darker on the top vs the chest.
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Your Wyandotte is young, but it's looking rooster. The barred rock, isn't a rock, my guess mixed breed or black sex link rooster. Both I would wait a few more weeks to be sure.
     
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  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    They are both mixed breeds. Neither looks to be a definite cockerel yet.
     
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    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your input. Yeah, I always thought the "barred rock" looked very different since it started feathering in. The chest feathers are more like laced instead of barred.
     
  5. chkncrazy

    chkncrazy Just Hatched

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    This is a speckled Sussex I have a mix of 14 females this is the only one that is a little suspicious maybe it's just maturing faster but they are about 14 weeks old
     

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  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Looks like it's getting the dark feathering of a rooster, as well as the comb. To me it looks like rooster.
     
  7. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Based on the two pics you provided, I don't see well or any saddle and hackles feathers indicating to be a male. Could you submit other pics where we could see better the rest of her body? But so far, i'd say a pullet. I've seen very dark red SS hens too.
     
  8. chkncrazy

    chkncrazy Just Hatched

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    I'll be enough all my Pulletd are already squatting.... 12 weeks and up.... I believe I got a half squat out of this one too but you never know


    The suspense is killing me LOL
     

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  9. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still saying a pullet she's beautiful!
     
  10. chkncrazy

    chkncrazy Just Hatched

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    The lady from the personal loan Feed Store I got them from she ordered them from M.mcm. and they all were supposed to be female, I know there's chances that it can be a he. , but she said some of the females she has look the same and the ones that were males are already crowing and have huge Combs so I may be lucky
     

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