Can You All Help Me Try and Sex These 3 Week Old Chicks? (LOTS OF PICS)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CitySilkies88, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. CitySilkies88

    CitySilkies88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it's pretty impossible to know for sure if I have pullets or not at this age. But there is one chick in particular that I have a feeling is a male. Just give me your opinions about who you think is male or female.

    This is the one I am most concerned about. The comb seems a bit bigger than the rest. I thought it would for sure be a female because he/she developed wings/tail feathers first. But as the feathers are coming in I am noticing that this chick is almost all white. And being a Golden Sex-link and males usually being white. I am worried that is this going to grow into a roo.

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    This is my second most developed chick.This is another one I am concerned about maybe not being pullet. Though this
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    My other four
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    The chick in the top right corner (craning it's neck) is chick 2.
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    chick 2 again
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    I am pretty sure this is a pullet (Chick 3)
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  2. REDS Ruby Ranch

    REDS Ruby Ranch New Egg

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    Those look very similar to my GSLs. I have 2 that are mostly white/toupe with a little gold here and there. This is what I have read about the breed.


    Male Gold Sex Link Chicks will be completely white.
    Female Gold Sex Link Chicks will be white with streaks of red or gold.
     
  3. CitySilkies88

    CitySilkies88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some more pics

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    Chick 1 compared to the others^^^

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  4. CitySilkies88

    CitySilkies88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay great :). Thanks for the info.
     
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    It is still a little early to tell sex. Post pics again after they get their neck (hackle feathers) in. Rounded hackle feather indicate pullet, whereas pointer hackle feather indicate cockeral. :thumbsup
     
  6. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, they are sexlinks, so I think that's what we're going after.

    But I do think it's a pullet. Males will be completally white.
     

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