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how old to tell for sure bird's gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Virginiapeeps, May 15, 2009.

  1. Virginiapeeps

    Virginiapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi! I also bought chicks from TSC. 5 pullets & 1 one straight run. The pullets look like hen....the straight run........which I was hoping would be a rooster....I'm not so sure. I bought them Good Friday...so I would guess they are 7 to 8 weeks old. The straight run's comb is somewhat pinker & little bigger...but not like some pictures I've seen here.
    How much longer before I could say for sure that it's a hen or rooster?
     
  2. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    You should be able to tell by now but sometimes...they can be misleading.

    What breed are they?

    Is it possible for you to post a photo?
     
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on the breed, on some, the sex can be determined at hatch, some within a few weeks, and others not until they're several months old. Can you post pics?
     
  4. Virginiapeeps

    Virginiapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    here is picture taken this morning. What do you thinK???[​IMG]
     
  5. Balboaroc

    Balboaroc Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they are pullets...at least the RIR. I'm not familiar with the others.
     
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
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    Quote:I agree.
     
  7. pc chicken

    pc chicken Out Of The Brooder

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    These look similar to mine. I bought some at my local TSC and they were Gold Sex Links and all of mine are hens. And they look similar to those
     
  8. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like girls to me.
     
  9. Virginiapeeps

    Virginiapeeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone....I was hoping for a rooster......so it looks like I"m gonna be looking to buy me a young rooster. I appreciate everyone's advice.
     
  10. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure wish you were closer, cause I could hook you up with a sweet and pretty roo. Out of 5 sexed pullets BO's, one is a roo. I bought 4 out of the mixed bin, and I am pretty sure 2 are roos. So out of the 9, 3 are roos. So far no problems though.
     

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