Boy or girl?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Knimmie, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. Knimmie

    Knimmie In the Brooder

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    B258E8CD-0946-4562-B4C0-86EDB163EFE7.jpeg I’m pretty sure on of these babies tried to do a little baby rooster crow this morning. Maybe I’m crazy. 100% new to raising chicks. And I’m not sure if you can even truly tell this early. There are 4 New Hampshire reds and 2 black austrolorps. They are about 3ish weeks old.
     

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  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Crowing

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    he is sporting a comb but it is too early to tell for sure, Welcome to BYC!
     
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  3. Knimmie

    Knimmie In the Brooder

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    Thank you! I figured it would be too early to tell but I’ve got my eye on him lol.
     
  4. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    Yes a little too early.. Start watching around 6-8 weeks their comb and wattle will usually start turning really pink/red around that time!
     
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  5. Mybackyardpeepers

    Mybackyardpeepers Songster

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    My chicks are 7 weeks and only one has started learning to crow.
     
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  6. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    I see some cockerels in the mix.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Me too
     
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  8. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    Three weeks is way too young to know anything yet.
    Where did you get your chicks? Hatchery, feed store, local breeder?
    If you bought straight run(unsexed), then there's likely cockerels in the mix. But if you chose pullets, then you have much less to worry about, even with a 10% margin of error.
    Curious playful chicks make all sorts of noises. A cockerel usually won't be able to crow until 4-5 months, sometimes much longer. But it's possible, though uncommon, to start as early as 2 months. And pullets grow combs too! They just don't turn red until much later.
     

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