Boy or Girl 6 week old pekin. Please help

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chookguy, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. chookguy

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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Given the size and redness of the comb at only 6 weeks, I'm thinking it's a cockerel. :eek:(
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think so too.
     
  4. chookguy

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    Is there any behaviour things I should look out for.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Often times, males will behave more bossy, dominate and nosey earlier than pullets.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    males also seem to be more outgoing as young chicks than the females
     
  7. chookguy

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    Thank you to all your responses. It's not acting like a cockerel at all. 'He' is acting docile and very quiet.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome. I wouldn't read anything into behavior at this point. First, all these behavior characteristics are just generalities and there are lots of exceptions. Second, Pekins have a reputation as being a very calm and gentle breed. Combs are a much better indicator of gender than behavior and if that comb really reddens up over the next month you will know for sure you have a cockerel.
     
  9. chookguy

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    Thank you
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     

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