6 weeks old - how can i sex them (first timer)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new_chick, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. new_chick

    new_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 3, 2008
    hi everyone....

    well...since hatching my chicks (7 hatched - lost 2 - now have 5 gorgeous chicks!!)...i have been watching them closely.... but cant see any obvious signs off sexes? (dont really know what to look for other than spurs (none have them yet...)
    any advice would be great...
    thanks
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    It really depends on the breed. My cockerals didn't get spurs until they were over 18 weeks old [​IMG]

    if you can post pics someone may be able to help you sex them
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I agree, it really depends on the breed. Some are much easier to tell early on while other breeds keep you guessing for many weeks.
     
  4. new_chick

    new_chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Nov 3, 2008
    ok.

    sadly i dont know what breed they are...we believe one may be an arucana (sp?) as it came out of a greeny blue egg.... the others -we have no clue as they were a gift ffrom friends on a local farm.....
    i'll try and get some photos if possible....
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Pictures are always a help and a good thing. [​IMG]
     

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