How do I know what gender a baby chick is?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Christian99, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Christian99

    Christian99 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some baby: Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks, and Golden Buffs... How do I know the gender? I can't post pics because they are sleeping right now. Thanks!
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Roosters will have large combs and wattles. Their hackle, saddle and sickle feathers will be very pointy. Females will have smaller combs but if they are close to the laying age their combs will be very red. They will be squatting too if they are near the laying age. Their saddle feathers will be pointy.

    Pics will help us sex them!:)
     
  3. Christian99

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    Okay thank you. So do you want a head close up?
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Yes as well as a body shot if possible[​IMG]
     
  5. Christian99

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    Okay. Like I said, they are sleeping. I will do it tomorrow. I got ten in my army. [​IMG]
     
  6. Michael OShay

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    When post the pics of your chicks, it would also help if you could post their ages. Thanks.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

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    "Golden Buff" is one of the many names red sex link chicks are sold under - so determining gender on them is easy as they are specifically cross-bred to create chicks that hatch with colors that differ between male and female (females are red, males are white).
    How old are your chicks? Age plays a large part in assessing differences between genders.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on that.
     
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  10. Christian99

    Christian99 Out Of The Brooder

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    Exactly 2 weeks old.
     

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