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Appenzeller Spitzhauben- sexing?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by klf73, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    At what age can you sex these babies. I love how they are growing in all speckledy. Sooo cute. Are there any early indicators?
    Thanks
    Krista
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Crowing and the headresses would indicate the sex. I didnt know mine until they were almost two months old.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    darn, I was hoping to downsize sooner [​IMG] Will have to just wait
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    If you can post pics, maybe we can figure it out sooner! [​IMG]
     
  5. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The young males will have two little pimple like combs that show before the females start to show a comb. You will have to slick back the crest to see the little pimples. They will be found at the base of the crest near where the bill connects to the skull.

    Tim
     
  6. "...young males will have two little pimple like combs that show before the females start to show a comb"

    That's how I could sex mine (and fairly early, if I remember correctly).
    I hatched and raised some Spitzhaubens a few years ago. I think they are just beautiful.
    Got pics?
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    Lisa​
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:So the pullets don't have these at all???? I think they ALL had 2 little knubs :eek:
    that would be so not cool

    Krista

    I will try to get pics soon, I owe so many pics right now I don't think I have enough upload space [​IMG]
     
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:About what age?
     

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