Girl or boy?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rochelle1043, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Rochelle1043

    Rochelle1043 New Egg

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    Hey guys! My baby chick is about 3 weeks old and I really want to know if it's a girl or boy since roosters arn't alowed in are neighbor hood. So is there a way I can tell? It grows feathers really quickly and has white feathers if that helps. See you later my lovely people!
     
  2. chickentooth

    chickentooth Out Of The Brooder

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    Difficult without a picture.

    The first thing i notice in males is the comb grows a lot faster than the females due to being larger in the adult. You can also look at tail feathers and wings but in my expirience the comb is the give away.

    Technically it won't be a rooster til after it is a year old, and it wont start crowing until after 6 or 7 months maybe even longer if it has no other roosters to compete with or learn from. So really until it crows or gets over a year in age no one will even know the difference.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above post. I usually can't tell before a chick is around 6-7 weeks old and even then I sometimes guess wrong. (wishful thinking doesn't help LOL when unsure I always guess girl) Wait until your chick is a bit older and post clear pics in this section:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    [​IMG] For a girl!
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    X3 on what chicken tooth and Suomi advised! Good luck to you! :)
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. As others have said wait until it is somewhat older and then post a picture where Sumi recommends.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. We look forward to seeing your pics. We love to place our guesses. :thumbsup
     
  7. Rochelle1043

    Rochelle1043 New Egg

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    Okay thx guys ;)
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Dnetschke

    Dnetschke Chillin' With My Peeps

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