Can you sex a silver penciled Egyptian Fayoumi?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by paynemom, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. paynemom

    paynemom Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got three silver penciled Egyptian Fayoumis straight run. How soon to tell the sex? Is it a wait and crow sort of thing? [​IMG]
     
  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Probably waiting until they're around 6-9 weeks would be your best bet. Male and female Fayoumis have the same basic coloring until the males get their white hackles. But at 6-9 weeks their comb development should be further along than the pullets'.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i agree


     
  4. paynemom

    paynemom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I guess I will know for sure in about a month or so. [​IMG]
     

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