Can anyone please help with sex

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Samkeidenkeiran, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Samkeidenkeiran

    Samkeidenkeiran Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi there im new to the chicken buisness and was wondering if anyone could tell the sex of my silkie x frizzle x araucana its five and a half weeks old and it feathered within first week with tail and wings if that makes a difference...thank you [​IMG][​IMG]
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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    With that red on the wings, it's a cockerel.
     
  3. Samkeidenkeiran

    Samkeidenkeiran Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it not common for the hens to have the red on the wings ? Sorry trying to learn as much as i can about sexing
     
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop


    Hens can have red... this bird has RED. See how the patches contrast, a lighter orange with patches of darker red? That's cockerel-specific. Females would have uniform color. Plus, overall tail carriage and body shape, redness in the comb already, are supporting factors.
     
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  5. Samkeidenkeiran

    Samkeidenkeiran Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh yes i see what you are saying thank you there was another chick but unfortunatly she slipped through a small gap in the fence and got attacked by the neighbours dog [​IMG][​IMG] but she had quite pla├Čn colouring next to him now that i see it i canr believe i never clicked haha thank yoy for your help
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree that's a cockerel.

    Momma has basically the same color, but see how hers is smoother and more even colored? He's brighter, with patches of red color. In chickens, that's a guy thing.
     

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