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Help sexing chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by elmoflim, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For my leghorns who are now over a year old. I had 9 and only one rooster haha he's the scaredy cat of the group haha. I have two hens that are the fiesty investigators of the group. He tells them to do stay in the coop when he hears a noise(me or horses) they just push him out of their way haha. He's sweet though.
     
  2. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five buffs, but they haven't started turning pink yet. Only one buff is making me think too because of "her" personality. They are 4-5 weeks they have a few days apart between chicks so they could complete the order at the store. The Easter Eggers 10 and 14 and one buff are making me think too.
     
  3. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about that upgraded the pics to different ones. Only one chick is really red so I'm guessing it's a he :(. The others are more roo attitudes haha
     
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    The very red combs, and some have pointed hackle feathers developing too. In a couple more weeks you'll have a better idea. Mary
     
  5. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I was more curious about the three combs things I don't really know how to tell by the number of combs stuff it's new to me. The redness was how I could tell my last group who was luckily only one out of 26 to be a rooster.
     
  6. MoffatChicken

    MoffatChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Agree with Folly's Place..... I haven't had much luck sexing by hackle feathers but the red comb has also been a tell tale sign for me. Also if you have 2 roo's in the group they will start "the dance" both trying to show off how tough they are puffing up their chest towards each other..

    For me when i see that i suspect they are both roo's.... they know before I do [​IMG]
     
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  7. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Number 14 and one of the buffs do the dance and I'm like cut it out roos
     
  8. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick 14 is the only one that really shows roo. There are a few I'm not sure about, but the rest are pullets as far as I can tell.[​IMG]

    -ftfarmer22
     
  9. elmoflim

    elmoflim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are the others that you're unsure about? I know I have two Roos at least:(. One buff that's fighting but comb is not an indicator yet unless it's a feisty pullet, haha.
     
  10. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, to be honest, chick 14 and 10 are the only ones looking roo. The rest I am sure are pullets.
     

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