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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chases317, Sep 15, 2009.
What is the age when you can get a good estimate at the gender?
Depending on the breed, it's anywhere from 2 weeks to six months. I can tell my male bantam cochins by 3 weeks every time. Single-combed birds often grow larger, redder combs by 6 weeks and are obvious by then, but not always. Rosecomb birds are often harder to tell. By 12 weeks, you should start seeing secondary sex characteristics, like pointed hackle and saddle feathers.
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Agreed. We can tell with the leghorns by two weeks but some of the others are much harder to tell...peacombs are the hardest to tell and often it's just easier to wait for the feathers.
Some breeds feather sex and it is pretty accurate for the first 3 days.
you can tell the se links the day there born
They're a RIR mix, so I don't know what that means as far as being able to tell the sex. The breeder called them EE's and they're black if that helps anyone. What are some things I should be looking for, if they're only a week old, for gender characteristics?
Quote:Chase if this is you, the black ones are maran/ee mixes. The 2 larger dark red ones are RIR and Daisy was a production red