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Age & Sex of Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by swift081702, May 16, 2009.

  1. swift081702

    swift081702 Songster

    Apr 29, 2009
    Kiowa, CO
    Ok, we picked up these little Wheaten/Blue Wheaten Ameraucana's yesterday. I understood that we were getting day old chicks, hatched Wednesday. However, there is a huge size difference between the chicks. Two of the chicks are much larger, have a brown tint to their backs, feathers are much further along, and already have tail feathers. They even strut around differently. Could the two larger ones be roos or are they just older? We paid for all females.

    Here's a pic of one of the larger ones:

    and Here is the smaller one:

  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My guess is there is just a few days difference in age. They grow so quickly at that age.
  3. Becky_H

    Becky_H Songster

    Quote:Seconded. Plus roosters are slow getting their tailfeathers in, or at least often seem to be when compared to pullets.

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