Help with gender of older chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Landon1117, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Landon1117

    Landon1117 Just Hatched

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    Hi guys,
    I have seven chicks right now, six which were sold to me as pullets, but I'm beginning to have my doubts. I would appreciate any help with any of the chicks. Let me know if it is too early to sex them, or if I should retake some pictures as well (they weren't being very photogenic).
    Chick #1: Dark Brahma, 6 weeks
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    Chick#2: Buff Laced Polish, 6 weeks
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    Chick #3: Black Australorp, 4 weeks
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    Chick #4: Rhode Island Red, 4 weeks
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    Chick #5: Golden Laced Cochin, 4 weeks (very nervous about this one)
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    Chick #6: Golden Laced Cochin, 4 weeks (a lot larger than the other one)
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    The seventh chick I know is a rooster.
    Thanks for all of your help in advance!
     
  2. CrazyHenLady386

    CrazyHenLady386 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just watch for reddening combs and wattles. Males tend to get this earlier than hens. Also look up the certain feathers that only males have, this will give you something to look for
     
  3. aglandaetap

    aglandaetap Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks #3,4 look pulletish
    Chicks #1,2 can't tell, too much red light on the pic. Please post better pics with more natural lighting.
    Chick#4, 6may be a male.
    Post pics back in 2-3 weeks to assess better.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Too young . - What color is underside of BA's feet?
     
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    The Dark Brahma is a pullet (you can sex them by their feather pattern), the rest don't show any signs of being cockerels yet except for possibly the Chick #5. Post again in another two weeks for the chicks who are 4 weeks old and another week or two for the rest to confirm.
     
  6. Landon1117

    Landon1117 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for all of your input. I'm so glad that most of them look like pullets.
    Now, Chick #5 started growing red wattles today- will it be a rooster?
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    While roosters do tend to develop bigger and redder combs earlier than hens, don't go judging their gender super early based on that. Sometimes pullets have odd growth spurts around this age where they can appear to be males...
     
  8. Brandon.m44

    Brandon.m44 New Egg

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    Can any one helo my sex my 4 GLW chicks? They are about 7 weels old
     

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  9. RoostersAreAwesome

    RoostersAreAwesome Overrun With Chickens

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    Too young to tell.

    The one standing up is a roo, I can't really see the others.
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Those are cockerels, patchy feathering and big combs are common for cockerels in this breed
     

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