how tell genders in chickiens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickies49, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. chickies49

    chickies49 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi,
    I'm just wondering what kinds of ways you can tell the gender if your chickens r 12 weeks old[​IMG].

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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    At 12 weeks, the comb / wattle development should be significantly more pronounced and redder in cockerels, compared to pullets. Whilst feathering differences may be evident, the comb / wattle development is likely the best indicator.
     
  3. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Once you've had a few years under your belt you can spot cockerels right in the brooder by stance and leg size. For beginners above post is correct if dealing with single combed birds. Rose comb pullets can redden up early but single comb pullets will have no red in comb until point of lay so any bird with red in comb is cockerel and that can start to show in less than two months age.
     
  4. chickies49

    chickies49 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks everyone![​IMG]
     
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    thanks everyone!
     
  6. chickies49

    chickies49 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks for the replies!
    But ive got 5 chickens and 3 are rose combs,how can u tell than? Maybe with the Feathers?
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