Determining Sex of 3 1/2 to 4 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by heybarb, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this the age that I should be able to tell whether I have pullets or cocks? They are definitely feathering differently. I have two that seem to be much slower than the others. Somewhere I read that if you lay them on their back and they tuck their legs, they are girls and if they stick their legs out they are boys. I tried this and the same two that are slower to feather, stuck their legs out. This morning my daughter swears that one of those two has red on his comb...Can I say with pretty good certainty that they are boys? I'm going to post pics tomorrow, but didn't want to wait. One is a bantam cochin (I think) and the other from the Pullet Mix at TSC.
     
  2. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should be able to....I can tell day1 with a 90% accuracy ...but then I was taught how to vent sex.
     
  3. Farmin Momma

    Farmin Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that something that you could explain? Or is it took much to try and do a written explanation? I know I am not the only one that would love to know how to do that. ;o)
     
  4. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole "kicking or not kicking" thing is urban legend. People get all mixed up, do it completely differently or oppositely and then claim they were correct. Sure thing.

    3-4 weeks the cockerels may be starting to grow larger and redder combs. Usually they are slower to feather.
     
  5. mohillbilly

    mohillbilly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it has to be shown to learn
     
  6. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the same chick...Reggie or Regina depending on pullet or cockeral?

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    Do you think he's a boy or girl??????
     
  7. Highlander

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    That's a Reggie!
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Getting wattles at 4 weeks. I'd say Reggie too.
     
  9. heybarb

    heybarb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I thought too, but I wanted to make sure!! Here's the 2nd chick that is either Max or Maxine!![​IMG]


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    So, can you tell yet if this is Max or Maxine????
     
  10. Highlander

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    I'm gonna say Max. Probably not what you want to hear, sorry!
     

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