How early can you tell a chicks gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by callen0912, Mar 8, 2015.

  1. callen0912

    callen0912 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm guessing 3 weeks is probably to soon to tell the gender of a chick? I've noticed a couple of my chicks have noticeably different tail feathers than the rest, I have a total of 5 chicks, 3 are the same breed and the other 2 are a different breed.
     
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Three weeks is usually too young to determine gender. Tail feathers are not always an accurate sign of gender (though cockerels often do feather in slower). By the time they are 6-8 weeks old, you should be able to tell, as cockerels develop redder, larger combs.
     

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