How young can you tell the gender of an EE chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nova022, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. nova022

    nova022 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 3, 2012
    This is Spice my new little EE chick She is about a week old. Someone said she is a he and I wondered how you would tell at such a young age. The hatchery said she was a pullet, but I know that is not always the case. I would be happy either way so It does not really matter. I just wondered if there was something about this little one that screams cockrel?
  2. bloom_ss

    bloom_ss Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2011
    Spokane Valley, WA
    I couldn't tell with my EEs until they were about 8 weeks old. Even then some you just can't tell until they are a bit older. =)
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Too young to tell. Sometimes you can tell around 5ish weeks, or as soon as they feather out, depending on the color. Some are harder and you have to wait til 12ish weeks.

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