Chick issues

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MarzBar874, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. MarzBar874

    MarzBar874 In the Brooder

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    Everyone is saying my black chick is a cockeral and I know it's to young to say but I live in a suberban area and if it is what should I do? Has there ever been a case where they think it's a cockeral and it turns out to be a pullet. :/
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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    anything can happen but, usually people think they have female chicks and one day it starts crowing.
     
  3. bigbuddha09

    bigbuddha09 Chirping

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    what kind of chick is it?
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Sometimes even the most experienced chicken owners miss the sex of a chick, especially one that young. I wouldn't give up on it. I would wait until it was 5-6 weeks old and then repost it on our What Breed or Gender is This? section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this. By then, its gender should be much more obvious. I hope for your sake that it turns out to be a pullet.
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    The chick is way to young to sex yet. Judging from the age it appears to be and all the primary feather growth, this chick could very well be a pullet. Usually cockerels don't grow in the primaries all that fast. So don't do anything hasty!! I have had pullets grow big ol combs in at one week of age. Early comb growth is not necessarily an indication of a cockerel. So hang on to this baby...she could be a she!!! :)
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    Your chick is definitely too young to sex (other than by vent sexing, which is rather difficult unless you are an expert). When you bought the chick, was it sexed as a pullet? There have been cases of purchased "pullets" turning into cockerels; usually, vent sexing is 90-95% accurate.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    It is too young to be certain on gender. I once had a Wyandotte that I was nearly 100% sure was a cockerel, at four weeks old. "He" had a very large, red, wide comb. But, as "he" grew, the comb didn't get any larger or redder. In the end, "he" turned out to be a very pretty pullet!
     
  8. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Too young to tell
     
  9. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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