do boys grow faster than girls

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sueche, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. sueche

    sueche Chirping

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    I got 4 straight run chicks and 1 seems to be growing faster than the others. Can that indicate he is a roo?
     
  2. ive noticed that they do grow a little faster but roos that ive had developed(dark pink or reddish) combs faster and they get darker earlier
     
  3. gmendoza

    gmendoza Songster

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    On the contrary,Ive noticed hens feather out faster than roos.Sure sign is when the crow.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    Had a friend figure she had them sexed and guess what? They're all girls.

    Just as they have a pecking order, the bossier chicks gets to eat more and that may explain the growth difference.

    My experience tells me roos will get a redder comb sooner. Pullets don't usually redden up until just before they are going to lay.

    BTW, pic are always helpful and appreciated.

    Rancher
     
  5. imusa76

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    Quote:I had 2 Favoralle that looked just like the Pullets, no red or even pink comb, no pointy neck feathers.. or anything else to indicate ROOSTER, untill we woke up tp 2 roosters crowing @ the sametime... I guess they only know what they are.
     
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  6. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing

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    Lets have some breeds please.

    I was talking of Delawares.
     
  7. Gypsy07

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    My experience is that while pullets feather up faster, roos weigh more. When I have chicks I weigh them every week to see how they're progressing. If they're all the same breed, I expect the roos to weigh about 25% more. The heavy ones aren't always the biggest looking ones either...
     

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