Could they all be boys or baby ostriches? pics added

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tazcat70, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

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    I didn't notice all the LONG necks the first time around. These GIRLS [​IMG] have me worried and they are only 2 weeks old. They are not making any funny noises that I could take as crowing (thank goodness!)

    Please help me. Please tell me that girls LOVES to stretch their necks too!

    Tonya

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    Thanks again,

    Tonya
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2008
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Pictures? [​IMG]
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    They all stretch their necks. Did you hatch these or were they sexed day-olds??
     
  4. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I hatched them. I am uploading pictures now so I will post some in a few minutes.

    Tonya
     
  5. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    3 of them look like boys to me ....sorry [​IMG]
     
  6. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    There might be a few boys, but I don't believe they're all boys. [​IMG] Got any gravy to go in that roasting pot? [​IMG]
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't think they're all boys either.....as they grow they all kind of get that streched neck look.
     
  8. jeaucamom

    jeaucamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2007
    Ophir, CA
    We had a really easy time sexing our RIRs by the tails and wingbow feathers. The girls all got tails and wingbow feathers early and our one boy got his tail really late and didn't have the wingbow feathers. Those pics look like a lot of girls to me. I have very little experience though, but I like to try and then see what the pros say... [​IMG]
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Feather sexing only works if you breed for it. Otherwise, it's a waiting game like most hatched chicks. I'm pretty sure I see a little of each, which is typical for hatched chicks. In about 2 more weeks, you'll have a good idea of who's who. [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  10. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are definitely ostriches!!!! [​IMG]
     

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