Chick at 7 weeks... gender?

JNorth

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 7, 2012
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This is our chick pulled from an unsexed run. It's 7 weeks, give or take a day. I would like your expert eyes on this. :)





 

JNorth

Chirping
7 Years
Mar 7, 2012
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Western New York
I was thinking girl as well. It's been hard to tell since s/he is the only Dixie rainbow we have. S/he is bigger than the other hens of the same age, but from what I have read about Dixies they run big.
 

debid

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The comb is one clue since it's a rare male that hasn't started development of the comb by seven weeks. The thing that makes me 100% sure, though, is the feather pattern. Never does a male have that look.
 

donrae

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The comb is one clue since it's a rare male that hasn't started development of the comb by seven weeks. The thing that makes me 100% sure, though, is the feather pattern. Never does a male have that look.
x2. That's all girl. The breed makes her bigger and sturdier legged, but that color is female.
 
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