I think this might be a boy, but...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mpmb1227, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still fairly new at raising chicks, and I'm having a hard time sexing this chick, born on June 10th. I'm leaning towards boy because the others, which are RIR (this one is half RIR, half bantam of some sort) are not quite this red in the face yet. They are also a couple days older.[​IMG]
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    It doesn't have a huge comb for the age, but I"m thinking cockerel. If the father was indeed a RIR, the mother had to be a barred something, so the chick is a sex link male.
     
  3. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the mother is RIR, the father is a mixed bantam cochin with something else, so I have no clue what exactly is in the chick.
     
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    mpmb1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else have any thoughts here?
     
  5. Lil Peeps

    Lil Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that could definitely still be a hen at this point. If I were you I would wait another month to know for sure and consider maybe reposting a picture. This is what my ONE month cockerels usually look like...

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    I would say you definitely still have a chance at a hen. [​IMG]
     
  6. donrae

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    Re-read the first post and I'm not sure why I thought the Red was the father [​IMG].

    I'm revising and thinking possibly pullet. Again, not so much comb for a 2 month old cockerel.

    Can we get a profile shot? Darker red shading on the wings is a male trait, and I can't see it's coloring from the pics.
     
  7. Lil Peeps

    Lil Peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are some pictures of some of my cockerels when they were 7 weeks old also...

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    And almost all of these cockerels are mixed bred except for the top two in this post. I would say your little one is looking like a pullet so far. Things to look for would be comb and wattle development before 12 weeks of age, pointed saddle, hackle, and sickle ( back, shoulder, and tail ) feathers coming in and significant thickening of the legs with spur development. If none of these things happen ans it stays with a small comb like that, I'd say you've get a beautiful little girl! [​IMG]
     
  8. mpmb1227

    mpmb1227 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can post a profile shot later, thanks for all the input! I didn't want to eat/get rid of it because it was the only one from the moms clutch that hatched, the other three I bought and snuck them under her in the middle of the night.
     

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