Help please. Questions on SBOE.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickenChester, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. ChickenChester

    ChickenChester Just Hatched

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    Hi. I posted my SBOE the other day and three people said it was a boy. How do I be sure? I can find very little online about their characteristics unless I'm searching it wrong. I am newer to chickens. I found that girls can have red combs too. I also saw they only have red eyes. I'm getting confused and overwhelmed. I have a little girl in tears since we can't keep roosters and I want to be sure before I try to find a home for it. The sboe is 3 weeks old. Thank you!

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Pullets don't pink up in the comb till they are near ready to lay. At three weeks old, your chick is male.
     
  3. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is a cockerel.
     
  4. ChickenChester

    ChickenChester Just Hatched

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    Thank you everyone! It hurts me, but we were able to rehome him with out having it end badly for him. That was my main goal if we couldn't have him.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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