can anybody tell me what sex these 5 wks old chicks are

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dianawatson49, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. dianawatson49

    dianawatson49 Out Of The Brooder

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    can anybody tell me what sex these 5 wks old chicks are???? idk if I posted this in the right place the first time. I know one is A black orphington. If you dont know, can you tell me at what age you can tell for sure, and how you can tell?? i will try to attatch pics perhaps that may help a well trained eye thanks for any and all help![​IMG]

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    You did post to the correct place, but these birds are still too young to make anything more than a wild guess. Check back in 5 to 7 more weeks.

    You can tell gender based on several characteristics: Posture, comb/wattle, voice, feet, feathers, and personality.

    - A rooster will usually hold his head and tail straight up in the air, while hens keep their tails down and don't stand as tall.

    - A rooster will have a large, red comb and wattle, while a young hen will have a smaller, pinker one

    - A rooster will have a deeper, raspier voice than a hen, and begin crowing around 5-6 months of age

    - A rooster will have larger feet than a hen

    - A rooster will begin growing long, pointed, wispy feathers on his wing bow and saddle, and long, curved sickles in his tail, around 11-14 weeks of age. Hens will have rounded wing bow and saddle feathers, and no sickles.*

    - A rooster will usually have a more aggressive and bold personality than a hen. This isn't always the case, though, so personality is one of the more unreliable characteristics to sex by.

    *There are several breeds of fowl to which feather sexing does not apply. This includes Silkies, Frizzles, and hen-feathered breeds such as Sebrights and some gamefowl.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the above. If you re-post their pics in about a month, we can probably sex them accurately for you at that time.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

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    x 5 too young
     

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