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Is comb size always an indication of sex?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by okiemamachick, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it depends on the type of comb but what I mean is I have 3 BO and two have a bigger comb than the other one. Mind you they are still tiny it's more like 2 have a visible comb and 1 still barely has one at all. They were SR so could be boy or girl but....I have two boys huh?
     
  2. RitzHomestead

    RitzHomestead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they? I have about 4 BO's out of my 10 chicks they are 5 weeks old and the combs are starting to grow out a little but at a young age it is so hard to determine sex from the comb because some may just grow theirs quicker than others and still turn out to be hens.
     
  3. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are MAYBE 3 weeks old give or take a few days so maybe there is still hope
     
  4. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If any of the combs begin to turn pinkish or reddish by 6 to 8 weeks of age, it increases the likelihood they are males.
     
  5. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will keep an eye out!
     

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