Hen vs rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by angiels71, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. angiels71

    angiels71 Out Of The Brooder

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    We just got our first chicks ever. Three of them. Sexed but only 90% accurate. My white leghorn seems bigger than the black australorp and Rhode Island Red. How soon would it be obvious if one is rooster? [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]are they all the same age. The thing to look for is a comb becoming prominent and RED.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    It may take a few weeks until you are able to tell.
     
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    Greetings from Kansas, angiels71, and [​IMG]! Happy to have you aboard!!
     
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  8. angiels71

    angiels71 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone thank you! No red combs a d was told they are all three same age. The white one doesnt seem WAY bigger as they are each growing so fast all of a sudden. I will post clear pics in two more weeks. Here is a better one of the only one I am slightly concerned about [​IMG]
     
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  10. hungnguyen

    hungnguyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When less than 2 weeks, we can look for the size. In general, the larger size, bigger head and shank has better chance to be a Male.

    When about 4-6 weeks, the size difference will be more obvious here. In addition, the Male usually has a redder comb.

    When 2 mos or more, the back feather will start and may be long enough to show the sex. The Male normally has a sharp point at the tip of the back feathers.

    I hope these tricks help. Still, I'm always amazed at the Poultry industry where employees are trained to sexing the 2 day old chick.
     

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