Approximately 4wk old chics. Gender guesses please.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dmaldet, May 2, 2016.

  1. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have seven chics, two that really look like roosters to us newbies. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    The only one I'm seeing that shows signs of maybe being a cockerel is the very last one you posted due to the reddening of the comb.

    You cannot tell gender from wing feathers. The signs you are looking for at this age are reddening and developing of the combs and wattles :)
     
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  3. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told you can tell by wings. I'll look for better color shots of there bodies. Thank you
     
  5. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Actually no, this only works if a chick is crossed specifically for this sex linked trait, and you can tell the gender by the wing feathers for the first couple days. After that, even the ones that were bred for it cannot be reliably sexed by that method.
     
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  6. dmaldet

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  7. dmaldet

    dmaldet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe these will help. If not i will get better ones.

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  8. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Thanks for the new pictures! It still looks like only that lighter white one (3rd one down) is showing any signs of being a cockerel so far.
     
  9. dmaldet

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    That would be amazing....
     
  10. Abesinger

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    That white one pinkish in crown
     

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