Can they be sexed at 4 weeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mountainchickens, Sep 11, 2019.

  1. Shezadandy

    Shezadandy Crowing

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    So far I'd guess pullets. Within the same breed, if someone starts getting much bigger feet and thicker legs, then starts the color in the comb... those are the dead giveaways for a boy. If everyone's about the same (I leave polish and silkies out of this generalization) then it's a good chance you've got girls.
     
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  2. aart

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    I see no red there.
     
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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    I only go by comb, have had some thick legged pullet chicks in the past.
     
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  4. mountainchickens

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    :celebrate Thanks! I hope you're right! And I hope all of them are pullets. It would be the first time that we've had all girls from sexed girls!
    Also - this is one of the other chicks - does anyone know what breed she could be? At first we were thinking Wheaten Marans but not so sure now. (She has one blue feather coming in on her back so maybe splash?) chickkiieesm.jpg
     
  5. aart

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    Nope...but might be a 'he' due to reddish comb.
     
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  6. Shezadandy

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    Yep, just one of the clues at 4 weeks. One of my original Australorps was like that - we named her … Big Foot. And her sister … Little Foot. Yeop. Creative naming abounds.
     
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  7. mountainchickens

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    They're 7.5 weeks now :D I was wondering if we could confirm sexes!
    #1 is a pullet, right? Not so sure on #2 though...
    tigy2.jpg #1
    maransI.jpg #2
    lilac1.jpg #3
    ss1.jpg #4 (will get full body picture soon) (Speckled Sussex?)
    crystal1.jpg #5 (Also she is the same age as her siblings but has half the feathers! And a third of the size)
    Thanks!
     
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  8. Shezadandy

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    To me the only suspect male would be #2, though I wouldn't go making plans to rehome just yet. I'd wager the rest are pullets for sure.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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