How to recognize gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jamesbishop911, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Hi, I am James. I am new and found this site. I just want to ask if how to know if the chicken is female or male?[​IMG]
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    Usually by the size of the comb and wattles and the presence of Hackle and Saddle feathers. In some breeds, the hens have different colors or patterns.

    Time for some research!
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

    Sep 7, 2009
    Florida - Space Coast
    depends on the breed, some have very distinct traits where you can tell at early ages.
  4. thanks guys for all your answers ,thats a big help :)

    thanks also for the link hdowden, its a great source/blog and a big help also. . is it all your chickens?

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