Easy to sex at 3 weeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Toddrick, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Toddrick

    Toddrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2014
    I have five chicks, and I think I can accurately sex them now. I'm just looking for a little confirmation on my logic.

    I've suspected that two were cockerel's since week 2, simply because their wing and tail feathers weren't as long and pointy as the other three. One of those two also has the biggest comb, which is the only one turning pink at the base. But what made me certain was that both of them now have wattles starting to appear, and that's why I think I have verified that they are cockerels. Good logic? One of them is also far more friendly than the rest, ALWAYS wanting to climb on me and play in my lap, which I understand is more common with cockerels. The other one is the runt of the litter, but has always been game for chest thumps and holds his own.

    So the rest I think I can sex as pullets because they are all much further along developmentally than my runt, and have no waddles or pink in their combs. Correct?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    A firm maybe on that.

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