how to sex 6 week old chicks ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickens&ducks_RULE, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. chickens&ducks_RULE

    chickens&ducks_RULE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey, i got 2 Silkie X Old English Game Bantams there 6 weeks old and i was wondering how could i sex them ??

    thanks

    ~Daniel
     
  2. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only way I can tell is if they develop a nice comb and crow..... or take them out in public all day and see which restroom they use when nature calls.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    According to UC Davis Veterinary Care Program.
    2. Physical Characteristics (4-6 weeks of age)
    a. Comb – The cockerels comb is medium size and pinkish, the pullets is small and yellowish.
    b. Legs – The cockerel’s legs are sturdy and long, the pullets are finer and shorter.
    c. Tail – The cockerel’s tail is stumpy and curved, the pullets is longer and straight.
    d. Back – The cockerel has a thin line of stub feathers down the center of his back, the pullet has more advanced feathering along the center of her back.
    e. Side of neck, flank and crop – The feathering in the cockerel in these areas is poorly advanced, the pullets feathering in these areas is well advanced.
    f. Wing bows – In the cockerel the wing bows are bare, in pullets the wing bows are covered with small feathers.
     
  4. Mrs. Feathers

    Mrs. Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post photos on the breed and gender thread....loads of great advice there.
     
  5. kylara70

    kylara70 Out Of The Brooder

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    So, does anyone have the UC Davis guidelines for EE development? I have chicks that are 6+ weeks old and want to know who is who. I'm posting pics elsewhere but wanted to know if there are these kinds of guideline sfor EE chicks?

    Thanks!
    Carol
     

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