Confused about Sex.... No not that you silly!!! SEEESH!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CoyoteMagic, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My little ones are 6weeks old (or so I have been led to believe by the guy at the flea market) I've got a couple that are fully feathered and a few others that are way behind them.

    Question is how do I tell what sex they are without taking them in for a full "gyno" work up?! I have heard that the tails on the roos develop faster, then I hear it the other way. I hear the roos develop pinkish combs early. Then I hear you can't tell by the combs for several months.

    How do I know that Thema and Louise aren't really Theo and Louis?! Or that Big Bertha isn't really Big Bubba?!

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    They are doing fine, although they are still sneezing off and on. I've moved them out to the run (an old dog kennel) and the coop I made using a dog house (read about it in Mother Earth News). I plan on building a "real" coup this summer when I have more time. I'll use this coop as part of a tractor later on. I'd post pics of my babies and the coup but I've not figure out how to do that on here yet.


    CoyoteMagic
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Roosters are definitely bobtailed longer than the girls, I promise you it isn't the other way around. I have a 2 twelve week old cockerels that still don't have real tails, a Barred Rock and a Blue Orpington. I knew at four weeks that they were cockerels but the pinky combs and wattles. It should become apparent very soon, unless you have Silkies!
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Thanks, that helps lots! It appears that Big Bertha and Thelma are who I think they are. But Louise has proved that he is a Louis today by attempting to crow! [​IMG] Oh my neighbors are just going to love this (NOT!!) The others I'm going to have to keep working on. Chicken Little (yeah, I know, real original) Is the most fearless of them all and the smallest. Was the first one to take on a caterpillar today. [​IMG]

    My little ones are suppose to be Barred Rocks, though Big Bertha is looking more like a cross.

    Where in N. GA mts? Hubby and I go kayaking and camping on the N.GA, SC, and NC border near Lake Kiwawi/Toxaway(sp?) State Park.
     
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