how do you tell if chicks are male or female?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ChickadeeLover, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 27 bantams chicks I am not sure how to sex them, If anyone has any advice that would be great!
     
  2. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    There's a reason bantams are usually sold unsexed (straight run). They're very difficult to vent sex (vent sexing experts don't even try), but maybe some bantam experts will pipe in with other telltale signs of gender in bantams.
     
  3. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Flash a credit card before them and the pullets will go crazy.
     
  4. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Quote:LOL. [​IMG]


    You'll have to wait to see their secondary sex characteristics. Some can become apparent at about 6 weeks old.
     
  6. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you kidding?
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The credit card thing is a joke. [​IMG]

    You'll have to wait for secondary sex characteristics to form like larger combs and reddening waddles.
     
  8. ChickadeeLover

    ChickadeeLover Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay thanks again
     
  9. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several bantams and would totally agree. They are just 6 weeks and their is definately a difference. Red, larger combs and the Waddles are definately bigger on the Roos. One or two, I am not real sure. Good Luck and passing on patience as you wait.
     
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  10. ChickadeeLover

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    *Sigh* I guess I will just have to wait then, only problem is how to name them [​IMG]
     

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