I have 2 light sussex and 2 ? french marans can you tell if hen or roo yet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sunshine83, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Sunshine83

    Sunshine83 New Egg

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    We have had these a week now and would like to know if it is possible to know if they are roos or hens yet?? can anyone help please. The light Sussex are a week older than the other 2, but all the chicks combs are developing? If more pictures are needed I can add more just let me know. Thank you in anticipation


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    chick 3 breeder said this was a hen but i have a feeling its a roo as comb is more developed



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    Last edited: Apr 2, 2012
  2. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are too young to really tell yet.
     
  3. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, it's difficult to tell yet, but I would hazard the guess that chicks 2 and 4 are likely girls. I can't really tell on the other two, sorry.
     
  4. Sunshine83

    Sunshine83 New Egg

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    Thank you, I know its early yet, probably be able to tell more in a couple of weeks.
     
  5. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Do any of them have tail feathers developing yet?

    my guess - 1. M 2.M, 3 F, 4F.
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    It's early but I hazard all pullets. Iffy on #2 as the comb looks big for that age but no red to it yet.
     
  7. Sunshine83

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    Took a few better pics the one before weren't very clear but still early I know, Also are 1 & 2 french Marans or something else? they will have feathery legs.

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  8. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    i think you are right on!
     

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