boy or girl?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ridgefire, May 14, 2008.

  1. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I know its asked here a million times but one more time wont hurt, right

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    Its a California white leghorn. Its 5 weeks old today.

    If its a male, when do they start showing male traits. In watching my chicks this one seems to be low on the pecking order. When I refill the food they all pile on it and gorge themselves, except for this one, it stays back and waits for some to get done. If I give treats and it actually manages to get its beak on one the others easily steal it from it.
    I guess I'm wondering if it does this because its a male and it wants to make sure his girls have enough food. It does try to peck me if I reach in like its protecting the flock. Size wise its the smallest bird out of the 17.
     
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    I'm guessing boy
     
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Maine
    Congrats it's a boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    At 5 weeks old, that's definately a boy (due tio the redness of the comb). The girls' combs won't get red like that until they get ready to start laying.

    Hope this helps!

    Dawn
     
  5. ridgefire

    ridgefire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it normal at 5 weeks for a male to seem to be at the bottom of the pecking order?
     

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