Help sexing my Dominique chicks please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shadowxangel, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Shadowxangel

    Shadowxangel Hatching

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    Do I have females or males?
     

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Welcome to BYC! It is to young to say for sure on gender. Please post again in another 2 weeks or with natural lighting pictures.
     
  3. debid

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    It will be obvious in a couple more weeks but the ones with fat, white barring like center front and right front are looking male already. When I zoom in, the other two in back look female. I suspect 2 & 2.
     
  4. lazy gardener

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    Please show them under natural lighting. Numbered individual Pics of each, showing back and top of head, side profile, front of legs including shanks and feet.

    A good strain of Doms is auto sexing and can be gender id at hatch, or any time thereafter.
     
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  5. Shadowxangel

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    Is this better
     

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  6. debid

    debid Crowing

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    The first two are definitely male. To me, it's more a question about if the second two are as well. I can't tell yet.
     
  7. BubbaLikesIt

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    The "chicken whisperers" here are better at sexing these chickens than I am. Although, having a couple of roosters is not all bad. The upside of having a Dominique rooster is they are good flock management birds. If you don't need a rooster, they are great eating around 36 weeks on high protein feed. No real downside.
     
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  8. Shadowxangel

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    Ok thank you
     
  9. Frazzemrat1

    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    I agree, the first two are cockerels and the second two appear to be pullets.
     
  10. lazy gardener

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    Need to see back of heads, including necks. The head spot on a pullet will be very well defined and on the small side. The head spot on a cockerel will be "looser" and may spread down back of neck. It won't be as "tight".
    Females have a nice dark wash on front of shanks and top of toes.
     
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