Do big feet on baby chicks determine Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chiko, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    I have a 2 week old Black Sex Link baby. She is only 14 days old and is almost all the way feathered out. Her tail is in and her wing feathers are in. She just needs her head feathers. I know hens usually feather out first and really fast. The thing that has me worried is her huge feet. Do the feet have anything to do with the gender?
     
  2. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard a million old wives' tales about gender, but never anything about feet.

    If you post a picture of her, I'm usre there is someone who can help.
     
  3. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    There is many odd ways to determine gender.

    I've never seen a full grown Black Sex link hen so I'm not sure if the hens have big feet like the roosters do.

    I can't post pictures until about a month. My phone is down [​IMG]
     
  4. lizch

    lizch Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two RIRs and as a chick one had HUGE feet compared to the other one (and compared to the 5 black australorps too). For a long time, I worried that meant it was a roo, but she's grown up to be an egg-laying hen. So in my very small sample size of 7, feet size didn't seem to matter.
     
  5. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Alright thanks. I'll keep you guys posted on what "Sweet P" Turns out to be [​IMG]
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If Sweet P is a Black Sexlink pullet, she will be black and gold. If a cockerel, he will be barred -- similar to a Barred Rock.
     
  7. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    rEALLY!?
    She is black with some gold in her wings....YAY!
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep. Really. If as a chick she had no white spot on her head, it was all black like this
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    and if now she's black with gold, then I'm pretty sure she's a pullet.
     
  9. Chiko

    Chiko Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Orem, Utah.
    Yay! Thank you so much!
     
  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     

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