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How do I tell?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mutley, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. Mutley

    Mutley Hatching

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    OK - so I have some chicks, now 6 weeks old. They are a mix of:
    rhode island red
    Plymouth rock
    Light sussex

    I have no idea what percentages - although I can find out. I got the eggs from friends not far away, so Im sure she will come and help me sort them out. Its just Id like to know more myself.

    The question is - how do I tell which sex they are?
    They are a mix of colours from white - grey - black - brown.
    at present their behaviour is giving me no hints. A couple of weeks ago I saw more of what I think of as "play fighting", but either that has stopped or they only do it when Im not there!

    Hope someone can tell me what to look for.
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Crowing 10 Years

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    Combs that are already turning red at this age indicate males. But pictures would really help us determine what you have.
     
  3. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

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    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    As stated above, look for early reddening combs. Slow feathering can also be a rooster trait.
     

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