Does this mean its boy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by The Blind side, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. The Blind side

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    Hi guys if it has feathers like this on its wing does it mean its a boy ? [​IMG]

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  2. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Overrun With Chickens

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    WAY too soon to definitely tell...please post pics when he/she is 10-12 weeks old.
     
  3. The Blind side

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    Hi that photo of the chick - he/she is 10 days old . We had another chick born 3 days ago and he/she already has a small crown thing on its beak, does this mean it's a boy ? And the 10 day old chick (the one in photo) hardly has feathers on it's bum, what does this mean ?
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Do you know the breed of the chick pictured? What is it about the feathering on the wings that you are referring to - color, amount? The wings are the first part of a chick to feather out, so if it is just the fact that the wings are well feathered that has you concerned it doesn't mean anything other than your chick is developing normally.
    As to the "feathers on it's bum" - are you saying that the baby fuzz is gone and the rear area is bare skin or just that you are not yet seeing actual feathers coming in back there in place of the baby fuzz? Are you referring to the actual vent area or are you thinking of tail development? Understanding what you are concerned about will help in being able to explain what it might mean.
    Comb development is one clue as to a chick's gender. Perhaps you can take a picture of the second bird mentioned so we can see what you are seeing.
     
  5. The Blind side

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    The first picture is of a naked neck chicken, this chick I am not sure of its breed :
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  6. Wyandottes7

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    No, not neccesarily. All chickens have combs, which are visible from hatch. Only if the comb quickly becomes large or red at an early age can you start thinking cockerel.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
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