He or she?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RobinjuneTX, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. RobinjuneTX

    RobinjuneTX Just Hatched

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    Is there anyway to sex a Black copper maran chick other than 'time will tell"?
    If that is the case at what age can you start to tell, what characteristics should I be looking for?
     
  2. barred2rock

    barred2rock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Time will tell, but if you post a pic maybe we can tell too. :p
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Vent sexing by an experienced sexer can be used at hatch. Beyond that it's a matter of addressing various characteristics in relation to age with gender being pretty apparent by 6-8 weeks, this being easier the more experienced you are at "reading" the signs
     
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    RobinjuneTX Just Hatched

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  6. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The earliest you could probably tell would be about 5-6 weeks.... By this time you should be able to see a difference in the feathers it is developing.
     
  7. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post a pic in a couple weeks. The way that I can tell the earliest is if it is a roo, it will start growing a comb. I usually can tell by that before feathers. He/she is very cute!
     
  8. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watch for slow feather development. Roosters develop their wings and their feathers more slowly than a pullet. I also agree with @Ol Grey Mare
     
  9. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    The earliest I can tell pullets from cockerels is 4 weeks, but 5-6 weeks is much more accurate.
     

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