How can you tell gender on a baby chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AlynaD, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. AlynaD

    AlynaD Just Hatched

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    I know its not 100% accurate but how can you tell what gender a baby (1- 5 days old) is?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    All you can really do is guess - odds are 50-50
     
  3. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That depends on the breed of chick. Some will be different in color or markings. Some can be wing sexed by feather length, most can't. And there is vent sexing, but there are lots of genital presentations that can make it very hard to tell. So the short answer is- you probably can't and most people won't be able to help you ID the chick until at least 6 weeks old with any certainty.
     
  4. AlynaD

    AlynaD Just Hatched

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    Thanks I thought as much.... If I can narrow down the breed would that help?
     
  5. TattooedChicks

    TattooedChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It might, but even then there is room for error. :)
     
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