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

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    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

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    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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