Hen or rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Snowball19, Sep 8, 2014.

  1. Snowball19

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    We we're give two chicks in June and need to know if hens or rooster? Can any one help?[​IMG]
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They are both Red Sex Link hens. Red Sex Link hens are egg laying machines. :eek:)
     
  3. Snowball19

    Snowball19 New Egg

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    That's great news thank you:)
     
  4. I agree!
     
  5. coconut120000

    coconut120000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I too Agree, I heard that Chicks that grow their tail earlier than Other chicks are likely to be a rooster. I have not raised chicks sense I heard about it but it sound reasonable to me.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Red Sex Link gender is easy to identify by color. Males are white with a few reddish feathers in the saddle area; females are reddish with white underfluff (like these).
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Actually, as a general "rule" at about the 2 week mark in most breeds the chicks that have tails coming in are female and those without are male. Males, in general, tend to feather out more slowly than females. This should never be seen/used as a hard and fast method to determine gender, but it is one tool in the toolbox that a lot of folks use in making those early guesses on non sex-linked birds.
     
  8. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome. Good luck on getting lots of eggs. :eek:)
     
  9. King thistle

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    Would u mind if I piggyback on this thread. Raised these babies from eggs.

    No idea who is a boy and who is a girl

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    Would really appreciate any help
     
  10. King thistle

    King thistle Out Of The Brooder

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    Should say they are about 16 weeks old
     

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