Can you tell me th sex of my chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by katiescoop, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. katiescoop

    katiescoop In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2013
    Both of these are about 9 weeks right now, I am not sure of the sex but if they are roosters I have to get rid of them. To me, the silver Wyandotte looks and acts more like a rooster but my Cochin looks a lot like my adult cochin hen. I would really love some other opinions from people who know what they are talking about and have more experience with raising chicks(I do not know what to look for or even if they are old enough to tell). any and all feed back is appreciated:)
  2. naightengale

    naightengale Chirping

    Aug 13, 2013
    Rocky Mount VA.
    My Coop
    looks like your right sorry
  3. angel8035

    angel8035 Songster

    Apr 1, 2012
    Applegate, California
    I'd wait a little longer. You are probably right, but the SLW doesn't have a huge comb yet so it could be a pullet.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    I think they both look like males.
  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

    Mar 19, 2011
    NW Oregon
    The combs on neither are that big yet, so I'd definitely wait it out.

    The body build of SLW does look roo-ish, but the comb is still small.

    I think the cochin looks like a hen.

    Don't panic at some pink in the combs early, I've had early pink and still have hens. Really large comb and red is a better indicator. You'll know in a few weeks if saddles and hackles begin to develop or one starts crowing.

    I've made the mistake of giving away a hen too early when I thought she was a rooster, so take your time to be sure.

    Lady of McCamley
  6. katiescoop

    katiescoop In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2013
    Thank you all for your input, I think I will just wait for a while- putting them out with the big girls as soon as I get a warm spell. still crossing my fingers for hens, but I have 3 more chicks that are about 6 weeks old so I should at least get a few hens out of the bunch. One more question for all o you, if my SLW turns out to be a rooster, would he be decent to eat when he gets a bit bigger- I've just got them eating layer feed so I don't know if I would need to switch him to a meat bird feed.
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    They both look like roosters to me. But I'd wait a few weeks and then post new photos, as some birds can be difficult to sex.
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Both appear to be roosters. The Cochin has a large red comb for its age, and a tall stance. The Silver-Laced Wyandotte not only has a rather red comb, but also has white patches on its shoulders. Usually, white shoulder patches indicate a male.

    Personally, I believe that the Cochin might still be a hen. It does have a red comb, but the body shape doesn't look too roosterish yet. Post more pictures in a couple weeks, and I'll give you anther opinion.
  9. katiescoop

    katiescoop In the Brooder

    Jun 15, 2013
    Thanks so much! I will definitely post again in a few weeks!
  10. tatertot

    tatertot Songster

    Aug 20, 2013
    I'm new to guess is wait and see

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