Is It Too Early to Guess Gender at Almost Four Weeks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Fuzzymilo, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. Fuzzymilo

    Fuzzymilo Out Of The Brooder

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    I have eight chicks - two Ameraucanas (which I'm assuming are EEs), two RIR, and four Australorps.

    Both RIRs and two of the lorps have small combs coming in. I have no experience at determining gender. Help![​IMG]
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  2. Serenity06

    Serenity06 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely too early to tell, but I can give you my best guesses.
    EE - pullets
    RIR - pullet and cockerel
    Australorp - pullet and cockerel
    Thats the best I can do, and I'm probably wrong. I'm just basing that off of comb size. You can always try again in a couple of weeks. :)
     
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  3. Fuzzymilo

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    Thanks. I figured as much.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're still too young to sex. [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    too young a lot can change in the next 2-4 weeks
     
  6. Fuzzymilo

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    I thought I'd post updated photos now that the chicks are nine weeks. I have suspicions about a couple of them but I really have no clue about determining if I have cockerels.

    On another note, what's the difference between the terms cockerel and rooster?

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    Bottom RIR in the first photo

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  7. Fuzzymilo

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    This is Egglantine:
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  8. Fuzzymilo

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    Meerkat the EE:

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  9. Fuzzymilo

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    Betty the EE:

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  10. Fuzzymilo

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    Forgive me for all the photos of my Australorps. They're so gosh darn hard to tell apart. Two have larger, pinkish combs, one has a smaller comb, and one has yellow feet, so I'm thinking it's actually a Jersey Giant. Eek!

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