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Can I try to sex my chicks this early?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pureheart, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Pureheart

    Pureheart New Egg

    Apr 11, 2016
    [​IMG][​IMG] The first picture shows my week old Golden Laced Wyandotte, Lacie with a tennis ball (for size comparison). The second is just a profile. I know it's early, but I'm worried. She's already showing a small,pale cream comb. She is gentle, occasionally pecks, but mostly just cuddles, and is very protective of the new baby in the brooder box. She has skinny orange legs and a fluffy tail. She came from Murdoch's and was vent sexed. What do you guys think?
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest waiting until they are 6 weeks old and the post pics on the "what breed or gender is this?" forum.

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Agree with CTken - you can always try early but, the earlier guesses aren't as valid as one's given later on. 6-8 weeks is good. Is she a bantam chick of the breed?

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