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help sexing my 6 week old old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by edmick, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. edmick

    edmick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm seeing some early wattle development in one of my white plymouth rocks. Any idea based on these pictures if its male or female? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    edmick Out Of The Brooder

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  3. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    Hi I warn that by no means I'm a expert, in fact I only know what I've read so I will share that with you in hope it helps you out. when they vent sex hatchlings they are looking for a small "pimple". if the small "pimple" is seen the bird is a cockeral. if no small "pimple" is seen its a pullet. Now what I'm not sure of is if this method works for older chicks as well? More research is needed to answer that question. But on hatchlings that's what they are looking for. I sure wish I could be of more help. I've read vent sexing is a art and quite hard. That's all I really know about it. I wish I knew more. I hope in some way this helps you out. Best of luck! Hopefully someone can tell you for sure.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    We might be able to be more help if you could provide a head and full body shot of the chick. I have no idea what I'm looking at there, besides the fact that its a poop chute :oops:
     
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  5. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    I read the males have a round center "bead" females have a concave "bead" if that helps any. just found that Info.myself by searching. Hope it helps you out.
     
  6. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I agree with Funky. A head shot and a full body shot, including legs, would be a lot more helpful.
     
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    realsis Crazy for Silkies

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    edmick Out Of The Brooder

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  9. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    That one’s a challenge, could go either way. The comb and wattles look pink, what there is, so that looks female. The legs look a bit heavier than I’d like but they don’t look very long. The posture does not scream male. I’d give it 60% male – 40% female just on my gut feeling but that one is tough to call.
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed, that is a tough one. I don't see anything that screams male, and Rocks normally have a good sized set of combs and wattles at this point if they're a cockerel.
     

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