Gettin 4 new chicks................how to pick out the girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Justino, May 17, 2008.

  1. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    im gonna get 4 new chicks and i reLLLY whant all girls but with my luck, ill prolly get all boys [​IMG] but im wonderin what to look for in the babies to spot out the boys and the girls.... some were bigger, some had more feather development, some had lil tails already....are these signs of roos?
     
  2. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    yeah because im pretty sure i cant have any more roos.... already over the limit with that one posiible with my 3 silkies(2 of which i think are boys [​IMG] just my luck :mad: )
     
  3. Wildsky

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    Its really tough to tell at a young age, from my own experience, my girls have gotten their tails first.
     
  4. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:so look for the ones with the longer tails and those are most likely girls?

    hey Wildsky! havent seen u 4 a while!
     
  5. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    anything else i should look for?
     
  6. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone on this forum mentioned an old wives tale of some sort. You start to pick the chick up gently by the head and if it struggles and fights its a boy, if it remains still then its a girl. Don't know exactly how effective but I tried it and looks like I have girls on the ones I tried it on! [​IMG] Good luck getting your girls!
     
  7. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:OMG if the store guy saw me doin that hed flip!
     
  8. Wildsky

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    Yeah, if it were me, I'd go for the ones with the most tail feathers... if they're all the same age!

    Check legs, sometimes, the little roo's have BIG FAT CHUNKY legs...

    Good luck......
     
  9. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere that there's a test of sorts (how reliable I don't know but it worked with our Cornish lol....).

    You throw something so it whizzes over the chick's head (don't hit it lol or at least use a balled up kleenex or something) and if it stands upright and makes a sound as if it's issuing a warning, it's a rooster. If it sits or leans low and doesn't make much noise, it's a hen.

    I thought that was ridiculous but eh...mine ducked after an intial cluck of surprise, didn't really make much noise. She's a she [​IMG]
     
  10. Nichole77

    Nichole77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to look at some chicks the other day. They all had pointy fluffy little tails but they had little pointy nubs where there would be spurs. They were about 3-6 weeks, he said they were 6 but they looked more like 3 to me.
     

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