Chicks and feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nick lansford, Oct 16, 2013.

  1. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks and 2 of them I'm curios on gender. They are about 2 weeks old and I read that female chicks will feather out a lot faster than males. Is that true? They have tails and getting back feathers. Specific Pictures can be pm if asked
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is true that male chicks often feather slower than female chicks, but that is not always the case. And some breeds just naturally feather slower than others--like Brahmas and Cochins. 2 weeks is too young to tell the gender in most cases; by 6-8 weeks the gender will be more obvious.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X2, feathering rate is really not the most reliable indicator of gender.
     
  4. nick lansford

    nick lansford Out Of The Brooder

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    One of them has a half circle tail and the others have pointed tails. If that helps any haha
     

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