Can you sex chicks by color?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have 7 out of 12 hatched so far. 3 are black and yellow and 4 are grey/silver and yellow. Could color be an indicator of gender?
    Thanks
    Krista
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
  2. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

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    Depends on the breed, like welsummers, cuckoo marans and some wheaton breeds. What breed do you have?
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    This is the funny part, we have no idea. The people we got them from had no idea. The only clue I got was that the hens were black, rooster died 2 days before I got eggs and they had no idea what kind he was. The first 2 out look like black australorp pics I've seen and the rest look diluted, silvery grey where the others had black and they have the yellow. I can't post a pic because I misplaced my camera. Thanks for your help, I think they might just be a cross, but I have no idea of what.
    Krista
     

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