Help with Sexing (sorry no pics yet)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tennessee_chicken_lover, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i have as of right now 18 Baby chicks in the Brooder they are 2 and 3 days old, 2 or 3 have little wing feathers so could those be pullets or roos.

    Thanks Dustin
     
  2. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to this but I think you're looking for the answers WAY TOO EARLY!! Need to watch tail feather development and comb/wattle development as they grow.
     
  3. tennessee_chicken_lover

    tennessee_chicken_lover Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thank you I got a little ahead in time lol their the only ones with lil wing feathers right now again thanks

    Dustin
     
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  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Maybe this will help you:
    Cockerels: Pullets:
    pinkish comb yellowish comb
    more downy quicker to feather
    stumpy tail long, quick tail
    legs longer, look for spur development shorter, delicate legs
    head larger more angular smaller, round head

    My husband always makes me sex ours ASAP and he writes it down and then he checks back when they are bigger to see how I did. I usually do very well. Try it and write it down then go back and check when you know what they are. It's fun.

    Mandy
     
  5. Newchickenmom&kids

    Newchickenmom&kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Good pics of your chicks! I am nowhere near an expert at sexing chickens, but what do I win if I get them all right? I think you're right on with the suspected genders except the first one and the last one look questionable to me. However I just took my contacts out AND I need to see them in person.
     
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