American Game Fowl - How to Sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Enchanted1s, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. Enchanted1s

    Enchanted1s Songster

    Sep 25, 2017
    New Mexico
    Hi all - just wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to determine the sex of Game Fowl when they are young? We have 3 babies from the Game Hens. Two of them look almost identical. The third is a lighter & brighter color head without the stripe down the middle like the other two. I was guessing that the different one is probable a different sex? Guidance appreciated.
  2. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

    Jul 6, 2016
    NW Washington state
    What you're talking about is sex linking, which is very unlikely in games. If you know what color the parents are it may be possible to sex them by the color of the breast feathers by 4 or 5 weeks, but that is only certain color varieties. Otherwise you'll have to look for the normal signs like comb, wattles, thickness of legs and later, feathering.
  3. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

    Jun 9, 2017
    NW Missouri
    Please post pics of their combs at six weeks.
  4. Enchanted1s

    Enchanted1s Songster

    Sep 25, 2017
    New Mexico
    No, what I am talking about is these babies - one does not have a stripe on the top of the head - the other two (from same hen) do. I thought perhaps this indicated a boy? Wishful thinking I suppose, that it would be that easy to tell.

    I was finally able to get the broody momma away long enough to get a couple of pictures. They hatched on March 13 & 14.

    The mother and father.
    Babies WITH the stripe
    7April18.Stripe.jpg 7April18.jpg
    Baby with NO stripe on head.

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