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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EquestrianEm, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All chickens have spur bumps at that age; full grown too. You would only be able to tell by spur bumps when they get about a few months old. And your chick is way to young to give you a for sure answer on gender. As far as the feather sexing, his/her feathers seems to have double rows, so I'm leaning towards pullet. But, this isn't always 100% accurate, and there is always a chance that it could be a roo. Wait till the chick is about 4-6 weeks old then post a pic, and then we should be able to give you the definite answer. Roosters tend to develop pinkish red combs at any earlier age that hens do. They also get red wattles at any earlier age as well. Pullets' combs and wattle grow and color at a much older age than roos.. somewhere at around 6 or 7 weeks is when the girls start to get their pink combs in, and may begin growing wattles. My 6 and half week old girls have very pale, almost a creamy yellowish white comb, and they are barely starting to pink up at all.
    My 4 week old rooster has a very pink comb, and already has a tail arch[​IMG]

    I hope all of this info helps!!! Best of luck with the new babies![​IMG][​IMG]

    -ftfarmer22
     
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  2. EquestrianEm

    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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    I can definitely get a better leg shot! Gonna post it in a little bit. :)
     
  3. EquestrianEm

    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh my gosh!! Now I'm not sure! LOL! I bought her at a local feed store and the lady told me she was a Barred Rock. I just did some research on the Marans and it looks exactly like her to!
     
  4. EquestrianEm

    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you SO much!! This is so helpful!! I will be posting another picture of her in a few weeks. :)
     
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    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Those are girly legs for sure [​IMG]

    I'm still leaning toward cuckoo Marans. Hatchery stock cuckoos don't always lay a much darker egg than a Rock, unfortunately. As she grows, if she's a Marans, her feather patters will be a bit "messier" than a Rock, that's the difference between cuckoo and barred basically. Anyway, she's a she and that's the important thing, right?
     
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  7. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are very welcome! Can't wait for the 4 week old pictures![​IMG]
     
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  8. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    yep girl legs! :)
     
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  9. EquestrianEm

    EquestrianEm Out Of The Brooder

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    HHH!! Thank you so much for your help everyone!! I really appreciate it. [​IMG]
     
  10. 16 paws

    16 paws Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you tell if the legs are girls or boys?
     

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