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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechxwhisperer, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. thechxwhisperer

    thechxwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This little chick just hatched yesterday!!![​IMG]
    Can you tell if it is a hen or a roo? Thanks!!![​IMG]
     
  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    It's impossible to tell at such a young age. I wait another 3-6 weeks and then post more pics.
     
  3. Luanna

    Luanna Out Of The Brooder

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    I have the same question. Hen or roo?[​IMG]
     
  4. Luanna

    Luanna Out Of The Brooder

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  5. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    How old? Looks more like a roo to me.
     
  6. Luanna

    Luanna Out Of The Brooder

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    5 weeks old yesterday. The other Golden Comets have more white on the wings then this one. So you think it's a Rooster? Is there another way to tell so I'm sure?
     
  7. HickoryHollow

    HickoryHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If those are true Golden comets (Which means mommy was a Delaware or other silver type dominant female and daddy was a Rhode Island Red or other dominant Red or gold) then they are pullets for sure. A Golden Comet, or Golden Buff is a sex link. That means that the girls are red (sometimes with some white on them) and the boys are solid White. ALWAYS! Never fails.

    Here are some I have about the same age.......I hatched these my self and they are True Golden Comets.


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    Oh, and pardon the "mercy" water, I was about to change, wash the waterer and refill! [​IMG]
     
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  8. Luanna

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    I ordered them from a hatchery and they said pullets but one has more red color then the other two who have more white to them. So I have hens-Good to know. I was getting worried....
    Thanks for the help, I love this site!!
     
  9. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    It's a pullet for sure then.
     
  10. HickoryHollow

    HickoryHollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEP! If they are from a hatchery, they are true Golden Buffs (sexlinks) Where people run into trouble is breeding a Golden Buff to a Golden Buff. You get a fine layer if it is a girl, but they are no longer "sexlinks" so boys and girls are not different at hatching.
     

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