Help sexing some chick please...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by TerryH, May 8, 2016.

  1. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some chicks that I suspect are roos but wanted an opinion of more knowledgeable people than I which could be almost anyone. [​IMG]

    First on the list is a 6-7 week old Blue Laced Red Wayndotte.


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    These are almost 4 week old Black Copper Marans...


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    Chick #3...


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    Almost 4 week old Blue Copper Maran...


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    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Terry
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They all look like roosters except for the first copper Maran, that may be a pullet. You should wait another week or so to know for sure.
     
  3. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. That's what I thought as well. A real bummer.
     
  4. beautifulpirate

    beautifulpirate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick #1 (BCM) looks like a possible pullet. The rest lean heavily toward cockerel. BUT there are cases where pullets sometimes develop large, red combs and even sometimes wattles prior to the norm.

    So dont give up hope just yet but also dont get your hopes up too high. Remain neutral haha. Roos will also chest bump more at an earlier age and will carry themselves higher/more upright than the ladies.

    Between 8-9 weeks, my RIR roos are starting to get some sickle feathers so those are another thing to look for in the coming weeks.

    I'm no expert on the matter but those are the clues I've picked up on.
     
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    All but Marans #1 appear to be cockerels...bummer.
    Those red wattles at 5-6 weeks are almost a guarantee of cockerel.
    Sickle, hackle, and saddle feathers do not appear until bird is 3-4 months old....
    .....tho cockerels can have a curvier tail feathers than pullets earlier than that.
     

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