Is it too early to sex these chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by billiejw89, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Songster

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    These chicks are just about 2 weeks old. The dad is buff orpington, the yellow one came from my buff hen, and the other two were eggs from my black hen, I don't know what breed she is... here is a picture.

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    One of them seems to have developed very quickly it has lots of wing feathers and a tail. Does anyone have any guesses if these are pullets or roos?

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  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Your hen is a mixed breed.

    It's too young to tell for the chicks.
     
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  3. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Songster

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    Thank you, I will update when they are a little older.
     
  4. Madisan

    Madisan Chirping

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    I do know that pullets will grow their tails before cockerels will. Post more pics in a couple weeks. In the mean time if you have any cockerels they will stand out by their comb growth/redness.
     
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  5. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Songster

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    We are hoping the Buff is a roo, and the other 2 will be hens. Fingers crossed!
     

  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    They're too young to sex, but I don't see any obvious rooster traits yet.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agreed
     
  8. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Songster

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    They've grown a lot! I think it may still be too early to tell, but I wanted to share some cute baby pictures anyways. :)
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  9. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Songster

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    They are going on 8 weeks now, is it still to early to tell?

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  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Orpingtons can be very slow to mature, some boys aren't obviously boys until well after 14 weeks. Having said that, none of yours show any indications of being male for now.
     

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