how early can you tell if a chick is male or female?

PurplePoppiPpl

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Mar 31, 2012
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i have 21 week old chicks and really want to know which ones are hens... i can only keep 1 rooster :(
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JerseyGiantfolk

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Jan 12, 2012
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BO's are a little harder to sex because they're just big buffs, all the same color.


Though, roosters have sickle feathers (shiny curved feathers on the tail) and pointy hackles ( feathers at the base of the neck) and hens have the opposite.

I think speckled Sussex chickens are a little easier to sex because the roosters usually have a darker brown plumage, I noticed.
 

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