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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechxwhisperer, Feb 12, 2015.
This little chick just hatched yesterday!!!
Can you tell if it is a hen or a roo? Thanks!!!
It's impossible to tell at such a young age. I wait another 3-6 weeks and then post more pics.
I have the same question. Hen or roo?
How old? Looks more like a roo to me.
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?
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.
Oh, and pardon the "mercy" water, I was about to change, wash the waterer and refill!
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!!
It's a pullet for sure then.
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.