Hi! New to chickens! 6 week old mottled java... Hen or cockeral?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mimismommy15, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. mimismommy15

    mimismommy15 Just Hatched

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    Hi! New to chickens! :) pullet or cockerel?
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, minismommy15, and :welcome! Pleased you joined our flock! I am a terrible chicken gender guesser but the folks in the following link are great: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this
    And if you are new to the chicken game you can pick up some great knowledge in the Learning Center here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Lastly, if you like to chat with local chicken keepers you can find your state link in this thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
    Good luck to you and thanks for joining BYC!
     
  3. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. Your chick is too young to tell if it's a pullet or a cockerel right now.
     
  4. mimismommy15

    mimismommy15 Just Hatched

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    There aren't any "signs" yet at this age? The comb or feathers?
     
  5. chickencraz

    chickencraz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old is it? It still has chick fluff and no obvious comb, so you have to wait. Some breeds can be feather sexed, but that has to be specifically bred for, and as Javas aren't a sex-link or auto-sexing breed you can't tell.
    Usually around 4-6 weeks you'll start to see redness in it's comb if it's a cockerel.
     
  6. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

    That bird is too young to sex.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I recognize your chick from "what breed or gender is this." After a few weeks please post new photos it's best if the bird is standing on it's own.
    Also a good shot from the front showing head and any comb growth.
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    :welcome
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  10. mimismommy15

    mimismommy15 Just Hatched

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    Thanks guys!
     

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