Chicken sexing

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Teardrop, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. Teardrop

    Teardrop Hatching

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    I have 6 chicks 4 are brahmas and 2 are leghorn/brahma mixed. The lady didnt tell us when they where born, but i think the leghorn mixes are slightly older. So i dont know their exact age. I am trying to figure out of i habe pullets or cockerels. The one with the completely black long tail feathers fights with the other ones.
     

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  2. Hencraze24

    Hencraze24 Songster

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    Can you get closer images of them individually? Impossible to tell.
     
  3. Teardrop

    Teardrop Hatching

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    I put their names on the photos
     

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  4. aurajean515

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    How old are they? Brahmas mature veryyyy slowly​
     
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  5. Beccazon

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    I would wager a bet that Bumblebee and Moo are cockerels. Grim's hackles make me think cockerel too. Maaaybe Ice Cream but in my fairly-new-to-chickens opinion, and not knowing ages, that's my answer. Now I will wait for the experts and see if I am getting better at this lol!
     
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  6. Pretty Birds

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    Bumblebee looks like a rooster.
     
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  7. Teardrop

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    I don't know their ages, the lady said they where born the end of april. They look older than that. The only two that fight each other with hackles up are moo and ice cream. I go back and forth on bumble because it won't fight any of the other chickens, it will peck a bit to get the others out of the way if it wants at the food bowl.
     
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  8. Beccazon

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    Fighting and pecking is natural for both sexes. That is a very unsure way of sexing unless combined with their size, their feathering, their combs-size and color. I have girls who puff up like sea urchins when standing their ground lmao. And a cockerel who is so NOT the dom in my flock. I do have a 2nd cockerel who very much IS a roo thru n thru! He is my leghorn. Your feathered kids appear to me to be a mix of between 6 and 8 weeks. The one looks almost bantam like but I only have two bantams to judge by. Chickaletta...she seems incredibly compact lol.
     
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  9. Teardrop

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    So, Bumblebee is a rooster. He crowed for the first time this morning three times. He is not a quiet rooster and my kids found it hilarious. My son said bumble bee sounded like he was a dying chicken, but i told him its because he is just practicing to get better.
     
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  10. Beccazon

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    Hahaha the first time mine crowed it sounded awful but was soooo adorable at the same time!
     
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