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Baby chics: Gender?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by spoiledalley, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. spoiledalley

    spoiledalley Hatching

    Feb 26, 2011
    At what age can you tell the gender of a baby chic? And how do you tell?

  2. autumn11

    autumn11 Chirping

    Jan 17, 2011
    You can tell by there feathers. If the feathers are pointed at the end then they are roosters and if there rounded at the end they are hens
  3. wannabchick

    wannabchick Songster

    Nov 27, 2010
    Northen Va
    Many times you can't
    Some you can in a couple of weeks if they are color sexes
    When some rows of feathers come in

    Some you can't tell at all until their actually crowing or laying an egg
    Some you can by sex link
    And some
    You thought was sure a hen, even at 3 months and it was a rooster

    I Gage a lot by having the same breed hatch, then compare as they grow by size of comb..Attitude, strut, etc

    But iam new to this

    Iam stoked some of my next two hatches are wheatens so I should be able to tell in a couple of weeks

    And yes, some you can tell by how they feather out and that's the wait also..etc
    Vent sexing also

    So hope the pros chime in for u
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2011

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