Are comb sizes a good indication of sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AliciaM, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 11 orpington chicks that are approx. 5 weeks old..
    On some, the combs are almost nonexistance, and on others there are definatly combs...

    I need to cut down on some of the chicks, but dont want to get rid of pullets...
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    That all depends on what you mean by "definately combs". How big and red are they, as pullets can have some comb growth although theirs should still be yellowish to only a pale pink. Bright red big combs and wattles may mean you have cockerals. Post a pic of a few of them and then we can see what you have. [​IMG]
     
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Yes, and orps can be tricky. Post pics and we'll have a look.
     
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  6. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple of them.. They werent being very cooperative.. Must be camera shy..

    Number 1
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    Number 2
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    Number 3
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  7. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And another.
    Number 4
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    Number 5
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    Number 6
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  8. AliciaM

    AliciaM Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    4,5 and 6 are certainly pullets. 2 looks like a cockerel. 1 and 3 could go either way, do you have side body shots? (including the legs)
     

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