How soon can I determine the sex of my Jersey Giant Chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by slickchik, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. slickchik

    slickchik Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2008
    Southern California
    I have 5 chicks and 2 are much smaller than the other 3. I am wondering if the roosters get bigger much faster.

    One chick is 7.6 oz and the one I am pretty sure is a cockerel weighs 10.4 oz (he also has a bigger comb too).

    At this age of 23 days a difference of nearly 3 ounces is pretty huge.

    They were all about the same size when hatched.
  2. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

    Dec 16, 2009
    Elba Twp, MI
    I have some jersey giants that I incubate from occassionally and yes, I can tell when the boys are boys at about 4-5 weeks. Their combs and weight are almost always noticeably larger than the pullets.
  3. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

    Jul 5, 2009
    post a pic

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