Gender Help Please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peckyscotch, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. peckyscotch

    peckyscotch Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] There are three light Sussex's and one Verwerk. They are just about 4 weeks old but I'm not sure what gender they are yet... I was thinking that the big one at the top is a hen as he/she has a bigger tail than the rest and I heard that was a sign of a girl. I also think that the Verwerk is a girl as he/she is small and has quite a large tail, I completely don't know about the others though.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Side profile pictures would be more helpful. However, I'm leaning towards cockerel on the Light Sussex in the first photo, based off of the larger comb.
     
  3. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    X2 on all said
    Also that bird appears to be a good bit larger.
     
  4. peckyscotch

    peckyscotch Out Of The Brooder

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    What's side profile pictures?
     
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

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  6. peckyscotch

    peckyscotch Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah ok here's some[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] he/she wouldn't get of my hand [​IMG] [QUOTE="Wyandottes7, post: 14172734, member: 0"]Side profile pictures would be more helpful. However, I'm leaning towards cockerel on the Light Sussex in the first photo, based off of the larger comb.
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    [QUOTE="hennible, post: 14172745, member: 297901"]X2 on all said
    Also that bird appears to be a good bit larger.[/QUOTE]



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  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Hard to say they are pretty young....
    I may be totally wrong but I think females develop their feathers sooner.... That may help you out.
     
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    The other birds, at least for now, look like pullets.
     
  9. MotherOfChkns

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    The only real sign this early is the comb being bigger, but that isn't a very reliable sign. I thought for sure I had a roo in this picture until she started laying.

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