Help with chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jequeese, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Jequeese

    Jequeese In the Brooder

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    Hey guys!
    I got these little chicks as a gift from a friend's backyard flock and was wondering if they're old enough to be sexed yet and find out what breed they are. Also if they're not old enough, how old will they have to be to be able to sex it, thank you! 321.jpg 1233.jpg 50279608_572388689901128_6342013159552843776_n.jpg
     
  2. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    You just posted this.
     
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  3. Jequeese

    Jequeese In the Brooder

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    Sorry someone told me to repost in this forum
     
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  4. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Songster

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    That’s ok! This is probably the better forum for this question... BTW I don’t have a clue as to what breed, or gender they are, but they are cuties! So with my lack of knowledge firmly established on this I’m going to guess cockerel, pullet, pullet. Again... I really don’t know anything but I will stay tuned for those more knowledgeable to answer this for you (I’m learning to tell the differences... I think?)
     
  5. Jequeese

    Jequeese In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much for your help! I will keep that in mind.
     
  6. FarmerGirl101

    FarmerGirl101 Songster

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    I wouldn't sex at this age. It is never right. I was able to sex my rooster at 4 weeks old since his comb was already growing. Just wait until they are about 12 weeks old
     
  7. Kris5902

    Kris5902 Songster

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    Yeah, cause at twelve weeks they are VERY clearly one or the other... but who can wait that long wondering? What is the whole point of this forum if all we have to do is wait until they start crowing and mounting each other to figure it out.

    It might not be clear yet, but it never hurts to guess... and yes time and age will tell...

    So @Jequeese you might need to re-post when they are older, but I’d see what people think now anyway... and it never hurts to speculate. Either way they are cute!
     
  8. JedJackson

    JedJackson Crossing the Road

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    I asked that this be posted in here because I thought there would be more answers. I agree it's too early to sex these birds accurately, but if I had to guess right now, I would agree with Kris. The first one has the stance of a cockerel, and thicker legs. But things can easily change. 7-8 weeks is a good time to try again.
     
  9. Keeperofmunchkins

    Keeperofmunchkins Songster

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    How old are they exactly? By four weeks we can get a better idea and it's best to post close up photos of the heads showing their combs and any wattle growth. However based purely on these pics my very early hunch is male, female, male.
    Post updated pics in a couple of weeks for more guesses!
     
  10. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Birds hatched from a backyard flock are usually mixed breeds. :)

    How old?

    ~Alex
     

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