Good Morning all! Well, out of 6 chicks- we are very confused! Barred Rocks- 5/6 days old and cute as can be! ok- We have the info on the head spot, color, and legs. Now I received some information about the feathers on the end of the wings. Does anyone else know about this trick? we have two kinds. Four of the the babies have wing Feathers that seem longer or pointy- they even stick out a little and then the other two have them so they are kind of rounded or closer to being even and they do not stick out when they are standing or sitting. Is this a good way to tell the sex? Are we driving ourselves crazy? When will it be very apparent and when would we have to separate them? I was told 4 wks they would need to be seperated- is that true? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks! the two at the top of the picture we think are females- even though the headspot on the one is very spread out- their wings are the same and bodies are dark. The one at the bottom of the picture we believe is a boy. this picture shows how the feathers are sticking out on four of them. The difference in the color (like the one in the top picture) and the wings make us believe the ones with wings like this are boys. This is one that is darker than the others but has the wing feathers that stick out. Any experts out there want to chime in? Am I totally screwed up and worrying for nothing about having to seperate them? We have to get rid of the boys and have a home for them but also not sure how old they have to be before they go there. Would love some help!!