How old for gender identity?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Morglez, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Morglez

    Morglez Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a little 6 week old baby, and I am excited to find out if our baby is a he or a she. I have pictures that I can attach, but I don't know if he/she is old enough to tell yet. But, here they are:

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    Thanks in advance for any comments!
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  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    I’m having real problems with that one. At six weeks I don’t see any wattles and the comb looks really pale. The legs look a little heavy though. That’s mixed signals.

    Often by five weeks certain things start to show up but a lot of chicks are hard to distinguish between male and female. Sometimes it’s easy, no doubt at all, even before five weeks. Sometimes I have to wait one or two months longer.

    If I absolutely had to guess I’d go male, mainly because of the heavy legs, but I have a pretty low confidence level in that.
     
  3. Morglez

    Morglez Out Of The Brooder

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    I was thinking the same thing about the legs. But, as having babies is a completely new thing to me, I sure wasn't going to make a guess based on that, lol. I'm kind of hoping for a male, since our roo (this baby's daddy) was killed recently. But, I will be happy either way. Thank you!
     
  4. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell on my phone if the bird is red and white or red and gray. which is it? If red ad white, I am thinking red sexlink and then definitely a pullet.
    Edit: Look on the computer she looks like a red sexlink pullet to me. Do you have any info on the bird? Did yo buy her or did she hatch from your birds, etc.?
     
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  5. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    That’s a good point. I never thought of that. Do you know what breed and color the mother and father were? We need to know which parent was which color.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like pullet to me. Could be a Red Sex-link, depending on parents.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm thinking pullet.

    If the bird in the OP's avatar is the father, the chick is not a sex link. But it still looks feminine to me.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Just don't know [​IMG] I'll have to sleep on it - sorry
     
  9. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    looks pullet right now
     
  10. Morglez

    Morglez Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes, the roo in my avatar is the father. The mother is either my RI White, or my RIR. Not sure which... he favored both, lol.

    Thank you for all the replies, my gut instinct was telling me a pullet. But as I said, I am new to this, so my instinct is all I was going by, haha!

    Thank you again!
     
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