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Girl or Boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickiegirls2, May 29, 2011.

  1. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I have 8 chicks... one of them we think is male. Is there anything that can help to tell us she is really a he?
    Thnx!!!
     
  2. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a picture! Besides comb, wattle, and spur development, you can check their backs, as males will develop saddle feathers. They are long and pointy, and generally brighter colored then females. However, they don't grow them until they are reaching adulthood.
     
  3. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    Like Ms. Frizzle said! Pics are your best bet. Depends on age and breed, but some can be sexed by wing and tail feathers too.
     

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