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Is new chick a roo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Alte Vogel, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is one of my new chicks, a little EE. He/she is only 2 weeks old. I know it is real early to tell but if this is a pullet would she be forming a comb already? What do you think - roo, pullet, or too early to tell?
     
  2. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Too early to tell anything. After the feathers come in (~6 weeks), then post pics on the What Breed/Gender board. Many EEs give away their gender by feather pattern.
     
  3. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Debid. I get a little nuts when I get new babies - as you can tell.
     
  4. AmyLM

    AmyLM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think we ALL feel that way. [​IMG]

    its so hard to wait to know the gender!
     
  5. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    If it makes you feel any better, I bought sexed pullets and still worried about most of them. It turned out that the only whoops (an EE) was obvious at 3 weeks and the rest of the worrying was for nothing.
     
  6. Alte Vogel

    Alte Vogel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are suppose to be sexed pullets too. I guess time will tell.

     
  7. dragonmorgan

    dragonmorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We bought some chicks and they are only about a week old and i worry about them already. Especially one of the golden comets since her comb is taller than her sisters and they are sex links lol. Its natural.
     

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