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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by robertshaver, Nov 12, 2013.
Lets see if I can get the pics on
Here you go, here is my chicken sexing lesson for you
Hope this helps!
Post your photos. Some breeds are easy to sex at 4 weeks, some are very difficult. Black and white purebreds, for instance, are very difficult to sex much before 15 weeks.
Some things to look for:
Comb and wattle development. Does the bird in question have a larger, redder comb and more developed wattles than some of the others?
Stance: Does the bird stand taller than the others?
Aggression: Is the bird less afraid than the others?
Feathering: is the bird feathering slower than some of the others?
Legs: are the legs thicker than other birds' legs?
All of these are just signs, however. None of them are sure-fire ways to tell a cockerel except maybe the comb/wattle development. For many birds, four weeks is simply too young to sex. Post your photos and we'll help you out if we can.
All of these birds look like pullets to me. Still, post more photos when they are older for another opinion. I'm not seeing any obvious rooster signs.
A bit hard to tell from your photos. Close-up headshots would help.
There are no obvious signs of cockerels, as Wyandottes said above. But it's often almost impossible to sex chicks before eight weeks.
Ok I will get some better head shots in a couple weeks. Thanks for all the quick responses. I love this website and forum. Everyone is so helpful. Thanks again. Robert