Any guesses on my 6 week old chicks gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by K842, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. K842

    K842 In the Brooder

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    Trying to guess my chicks genders, they are 6 weeks old and I'm new and keep changing my mind about what they could be lol.

    Thanks guys
     

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Too soon. What breeds are they?
    There are only a few breeds you can tell by 6 weeks.
     
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  3. Colorado Chick

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    Top and bottom right are getting red in the comb and wattle area, they appear to be Roo's. Others are hens. You should be able to tell more accurately in a week or two. You'll love the rsl's, friendly and high production.
     
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  4. EggWalrus

    EggWalrus Crowing

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    Can you remember what they looked like their 1st week or 2? The Littles girls will get tail feathers first, but the little boys will not get their tails till a week or 2 later. Right now they are at an awkward age and it's hard to tell. The little Roos will start getting sickle feathers that are curved off the top of their tails. And their saddle feathers will curve over and be pointy, but the girl's saddle feathers are rounded off on the ends. If you have to, Google the sickle and saddle feathers for images of them. Maybe this will help some. Good luck.
     
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  5. JedJackson

    JedJackson Free Ranging

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    If you got them from a feed store or hatchery, then the three red and white ones are red sex link pullets. The black one on the bottom left is probably an Australorp pullet. Can't tell about the other black one, but its comb looks small, so maybe another pullet and maybe another Australorp. If it's not obvious in a week or two, you should post the black ones again and we can help.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    agree with Jed Jackson
     
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  7. K842

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    Black austrol
    Thanks
     
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  8. ChickenCanoe

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    I don't believe Australorps would show gender by 6 weeks.
     

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