Blue Andalusian Rooster? (6 weeks)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LaBellaVita, May 26, 2016.

  1. LaBellaVita

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    I got 8 chicks this spring, all of which were sexed as females. One of my blue andalusian chicks has had me thinking it's a male for quite some time now, even more so as it gets older. The size difference between this chick and the other blue andalusian that I have is quite substantial, and just its overall appearance is very different. Thoughts?

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  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't go by overall size...that's influenced by a lot more things than just hormones.

    The combs on each seem similarly developed, but it appears to me that the suspected roo has much thicker legs?
     
  3. LaBellaVita

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    Yes it's legs are much thicker.
     
  4. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Then I would continue to be suspicious.
     
  5. LaBellaVita

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    Thank you!
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

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    It isn't screaming boy at this point. I'd say pullet for now, but not 100% certain. If the legs are a lot thicker, that could be an indication of cockerel, so do keep an eye on it for now like Jensownzoo said. [​IMG]
     
  7. LaBellaVita

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    Thanks, I'll just have to wait and see. What age will the sex be more distinct?
     
  8. Jensownzoo

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    You'll probably know in a few more weeks, I would think.
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Andalusians are pretty obvious by 6 weeks. I'm pretty sure both are pullets judging by the small, pale combs and even coloring through the wing/shoulder area.
     
  10. Skink

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    Looks like a girl for sure to me. You'd at least be seeing a little more red waddle game by now even if the comb wasn't shining up cherry red. She just kicks down doors instead of knockin' with legs like that, that's all!
     
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