cockeral or pullet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chasehope, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. chasehope

    chasehope Songster

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  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I think they are a little too young to tell. Give them a couple weeks.
    Get good pictures of their combs and a side shot. Sometimes the shape of the feathers will give the sex away.
     
  3. chasehope

    chasehope Songster

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    at what age should I be able to tell? I am REALLY hoping for hens as I have a nice rooster already, and don't need another.
     
  4. ella

    ella Songster

    You should have a pretty good idea at about 5-6 weeks of age. Although for some individual chicks it can be a real guessing game right up until they either crow or lay an egg.
     

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