Gender help, please!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dreamullany, May 20, 2017.

  1. dreamullany

    dreamullany In the Brooder

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    A while back I asked if one of my chicks was male or female and was told that all 3 were male! Shock and horror!

    So, you guys are so good at this, we have 7 new ones and I'm 99% one is male but need help with the rest. They are about 6 weeks old.
     

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  2. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

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    The first looks like a rooster. The other 2 are hens. They are beautiful!!
     
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  3. dreamullany

    dreamullany In the Brooder

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    Thank you. How can you tell? I'm so confused. It's like you guys are magic!
     
  4. KaylorFarms

    KaylorFarms Crowing

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    Good question!! I can tell by the comb. A males comb will be a dark red, while a females are orange or a light pink. Also males have very thick legs, females are skinny.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    The first(red)one may not be a cockerel. If the red fills in where it is solid color,it could be one of the red production breed pullets.
     
  6. dreamullany

    dreamullany In the Brooder

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    so then is this one male? The comb looks reddish.

    And thank you!
     

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  7. Debbiedeedee

    Debbiedeedee In the Brooder

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    Anyone have any input on the gender or our 6 week old chick ?
     

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