At what age can you tell if it's a rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lucy4, May 16, 2009.

  1. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would think by 8 weeks, it would be fairly apparent, no?

    One of my hens (EE) is significantly bigger than the other girls, and engages in some rooster-like behavior. But her comb looks no different from the others. Wouldn't it look more developed if she was a he?

    Thanks for any opinions.
     
  2. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think pics of the chick in question may help. I would include a close-up of the face (including the comb and waddles) and a full body pic.
     
  3. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I tried to get a full body pic, and she was not accomodating. But here are two clear ones I managed.

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    She is in the foreground in the second one...
     
  4. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hummmm .. I'm not sure. Here is a link to another similar question with pics of a boy and a girl EE. Maybe those pics will help and what Speckled hen says about them my help too.

    Hopefully someone with lots of experience will help you with this!![​IMG]
     
  5. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I didn't get the link. Could you post it again please? Thanks!
     
  6. Redhead Hen

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  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hmmmm, not much comb growing yet, but cockerals tend to color up in the face about this age. Pullets don`t get pinkish faces until just before they begin to lay......Pop
     
  8. Lucy4

    Lucy4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So the fact that she's got some color in her comb may be an indicator?

    I have to say... I'll be crushed if she's a rooster. We live in rather close quarters in this community. There's no way to have a rooster. And it's such a nice chicken. [​IMG]

    Guess I'll post pics again in a couple weeks and see what y'all have to say. No crowing yet!
     

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