Gender on 5 week old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickadiks, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. chickadiks

    chickadiks New Egg

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    First time raising chicks. I have two chicks, a buff orpington and a barred rock. Hoping for pullets. Any help would be appreciated[​IMG]
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    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that the buff Orpington is a roo and the barred rock is a Pullet. :)
     
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  3. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. Those tail feathers give the barred rock away
     
  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ? At this age no feather development can be used to help sex the chicks.
     
  5. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I respectfully disagree
     
  6. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In most breeds sickle feather occur between 12-16 weeks, sometime earlier but never this early.
     
  7. TimCline

    TimCline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not saying it has sickle feathers. The feathers grow in differently early
     
  8. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is true.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Both look to be pullets as of now.[​IMG] They're very cute!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    they both look like pullets to me too
     

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