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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LeoneB, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. LeoneB

    LeoneB Out Of The Brooder

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    So - I have one chicken who is about 6 weeks old.. any ideas of its gender yet?
     
  2. Wishing4Wings

    Wishing4Wings Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Depends on the breed. Can you post a picture?
     
  3. LeoneB

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    I guess a picture or two might help. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. ChickNanny13

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    Picture's kind of dark but from what I can see, looks pullet? Comb looks pinkish, tail is short, wings look rounded but the neck feathers along the back is possible streamers? Can we get a brighter, up close pic? Love guessing :)
     
  5. Wishing4Wings

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    Pretty color!
    No hint of wattles either, so not an obvious cockerel at this point. What breed is it? Matters because something like a beardless Ameraucana cross won't get wattles, so you can't use it as an indicator. Knowing comb type helps too.
     
  6. LeoneB

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    How about this one.
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  7. LeoneB

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    it is a mixed breed of sorts.. some Aracana I think, as it came from a blue egg. I got the eggs of a friend as I had a clucky hen.
     
  8. Wishing4Wings

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    Araucana traits can make it harder to sex. Does it have a pea comb? A pale comb is good if you're hoping for a pullet.
    It's too young to have sexually dimorphic feathers yet.
     
  9. ChickNanny13

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    Love the color, beautiful bird! Aracana's are rumpless, that would explain the "no tail" look :) Can you get a picture of the comb? At this point leaning towards a pullet.
     
  10. LeoneB

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    I will post another pic in a week or so - if/when I can get a decent one - sneeky little sucker is hard to photograph. Thanks for all the comments, heres fingers crossed to a pullet :)
     

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