EE 2.5 weeks old, rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by UncleDougsChickens, May 20, 2019.

  1. UncleDougsChickens

    UncleDougsChickens Chirping

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    He/she came with 4 other chickens who are feathering up nicely, started developing tail feathers and dont have any comb. We purchased them all sexed so i want to believe its a female but it doesn't look like the others. The dark one is the one in question, the other lighter one is for comparison (all same age/batch).
     
  2. Evelyn Walker

    Evelyn Walker Chirping

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    It could be a cockerel, but 2 weeks is a little early to start sexing. Usually at 5-8 weeks combs start turning red on a rooster.
     
  3. UncleDougsChickens

    UncleDougsChickens Chirping

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    I thought it might just be a late bloomer too but wasn't sure.
     
  4. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    Way too early, posy more pics in 4 weeks
     
  5. Chloe+chickens=LOVE

    Chloe+chickens=LOVE Songster

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    If all the same age put them all side by side and see which ones have the larger feet. The males tend to have bigger feet. I have some chicks and this is what I use to sex them sometimes.
     
  6. cleoandtheflock

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    Paot pictures at 7 weeks old
     

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