can you "tell" at 3 weeks???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PurplePoppiPpl, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chirping

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    i have 20 chicks i bought strait run march 16th i think that would make them about 3 weeks old... i was on vacation this week end and had a friend look after my babies but when i came home half of them have lil baby combs!!! can i tell if they are roosters or hens by the size of their little comb???



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    rooster???



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    Girl???
     
  2. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Yes, that would be a pretty good indicator. Looks like a rooster on top and pullet on the bottom. At three weeks, it might not be 100% accurate. Some of the cockerels could develop later than others.
     
  3. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Songster

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    I think you've got it right on! 1- cockerel 2- pullet
     
  4. PurplePoppiPpl

    PurplePoppiPpl Chirping

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    okay thanks soo much!!! :)
     

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