Ideal Production chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Enneirda., Oct 3, 2011.

  1. Enneirda.

    Enneirda. New Egg

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    Hello all! Glad to meet you. [​IMG]

    I'm the younger sister of Cricketofthesea (Her baby chick post with pics: https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=566231)

    I have a question about our production white chick. It's now four weeks old, and it's comb is scaring me lol. The production black's comb is about half this ones size, and I'm afraid it's a male. It's the most outgoing and loves to jump around on people, always comes running to 'meep' even if it can't see me, leads the flock, and is quite pushy. I love this baby. But I really don't want a male, we had ordered a girl for a reason!

    So, what do you think?

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  2. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 4 weeks, definitely a boy. Sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    roo, no doubt.
     
  4. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rooster and he's a pretty fella too
     
  5. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    4 weeks with that comb, WOW! I'm not good at this, but Roo!
     
  6. Enneirda.

    Enneirda. New Egg

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    Thanks guys. I had hoped, but really I knew. Anyone in the houston area want him? [​IMG]
     
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  7. chicken grandma

    chicken grandma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give 'him' away yet.
    I had a hen that looked just like that. She had a huge crown that flopped over! We took her to the vet's one day and everyone who saw us said, 'look - a rooster'
    And we had to explain that a large red crown did not mean she was a rooster. People were incredulous.
    Wait until it crows or lays an egg!~
     
  8. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unfortunately no female gets a comb like that at 4 weeks, even ones who later in life end up with a massive comb. You can also tell it's a male from the thick legs and the slow feather development on the shoulders. If you look at his sisters at the same age, they'll have full feather coverage where he doesn't. Sure sign of male.
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    The huge comb, thick legs, enormous wattles, and that tell all stance. Cock a doodle do.
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a roo. if you look around his neck you can see pointy slinder feathers they arent that easy to see but they are there which means its a roo
     

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