How can I tell if my EE chicks are M or F?? Updated with pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mommystayshome, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. mommystayshome

    mommystayshome Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are now a couple of weeks old and I was just wondering if there are some signs I should look for in the future to be able to tell M or F. I have only had BR's up until now so the pea comb thing is throwing me off! LOL!! Any tips are helpful! These pics are from last week but hopefully you can help me out!
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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2009
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    well with mine the girls get almost no raised comb until about 12 weeks but he boys raise up a bit right away. also the boys have much thicker legs, I can pretty much tell by the legs after a few weeks.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Post some pics! We love pics, and guessing!
     
  4. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you've got at least a few of each sex it's easy to tell because the girls have no combs comparatively speaking for several weeks while the boys get kind of prominent combs and they're darker almost right away. The girls' combs will stay pale until they start to get ready to lay eggs.
     

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