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At what age can you tell if a chick is a male or female?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Aseel-lover, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Aseel-lover

    Aseel-lover In the Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks they are about 8-9 weeks old. If I post some pictures can anyone tell me if they are male or female? Thank you
     

  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Professionals can vent sex (and wing sex some breeds) chicks the day they hatch. Sex Linked chickens can be sexed by color from hatching. No matter what breed you have, 8-9 weeks is plenty old enough to sex them from a full body, side profile photo. Definitely post their pics on our What Breed or Gender is This? link that TwoCrows gave you and let our experts there take a look at them for you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    For help sexing your birds, I would be sure to post photos of them in the What Breed or Gender is This? section of the forums. 8-9 weeks is old enough to sex birds by their appearance. The cockerels will have larger, redder combs and wattles, and might begin crowing soon.
     
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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    X2 on Bantamlover21. I'd post in the What Breed or Gender section for some good answers.

    Good luck with your chicks!
     

  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Hope you find the answers to your birds!
     

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