how do i tell the sex of my 5 week chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaylakian, May 11, 2010.

  1. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] i have 4 welsummer chicks and was told by the breeder they were all hens but 1 looks like a cockerel how can i be sure it has darker feather to the rest and has a larger comb and has its wattle
     
  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    post a picture of them including a good picture of their combs and we can try to tell you
     
  3. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    ok will get my son to do in a minute
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    looks much more comby than any of my 5 week old pullets. sorry.
     
  5. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for trying
     
  6. kaylakian

    kaylakian Out Of The Brooder

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    sorry meant to have said first two pics r the one i think is a cockerel and not sure about the other one
     
  7. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    I have 2 babies that will be 4 weeks on Wednesday and Friday. The comb on the older (which a SSH mix) one is just starting to show. The other is an EE mix and that one will be 4 weeks on Friday has no signs of a comb yet. Is that the chicks legs and feet in the 2nd picture, they are huge if they are and that one is probably a rooster. The last one is kinda hard to tell.
     
  8. kaylakian

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    hi yes they r its legs and feet i will try and take some better pics later i did think the other was a cockerel and im sure 2 are hens but not sure on the other will take some of all
     
  9. chickenlady08

    chickenlady08 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    Quote:when I had my 25 babies last March, my Delaware roo 'Jack' had legs like that early on, he was quite a bit taller as well, so I am going to say that the 2nd picture is of a rooster. Look forward to seeing the new pictures.

    Wish I could figure out how to post pictures myself.
     

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