Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by christlee15, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. christlee15

    christlee15 Just Hatched

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    Can anyone give their thoughts on gender at this age? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are they from a hatchery? If so, they all look to be red sex links and that would make them all females by coloring.
     
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What age IS that?
     
  4. christlee15

    christlee15 Just Hatched

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    I was told there's a 10% chance of a roo. I believe they are 3 weeks thanks again!
     
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  7. christlee15

    christlee15 Just Hatched

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    Why do the feed stores say there's still a 10% chance you could get a roo? I'm new to this. It seems most people are saying with certainty that they are female bc of how they are bred. I'd love to know more. Thanks again for everyone's response.
     
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  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    If it was in a bin labelled "red stars", or "red sex links" then they have been bred to have all female chicks turn out a reddish orange, but male chicks will be yellow. Easy to tell when they're chicks.


    But if they came from a bin labelled something like "layers", they could be Rhode island reds, or another breed that isn't a sex link, meaning the male and female would look alike and need to be " vent sexed" by a professional before shipping. The 10% rate if error is due to the human factor. Humans make mistakes when sexing them ;)


    Do you happen to know what breed they are?
     
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  9. christlee15

    christlee15 Just Hatched

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    They came from 3 different bin. The labels were Rhode Island Red, Golden Comet, and the smallest one in the photo came from New Hampshire bin.
     
  10. christlee15

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