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Is two weeks old enough to determine sex? (w/pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Dogfighter, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. Dogfighter

    Dogfighter In the Brooder

    Jul 28, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Hi everyone. Our family just started with chickens, we have three chicks and wanted to know if it was too early to determine if they are girls or boys. They were one day old when we got them from the feed store and now they a little over two weeks. The breeds are one Barred Rock and two Rhode Island Reds.




    Any gueses who be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. kaya's farm

    kaya's farm Songster

    Aug 6, 2008
    southern VT
    they are still way to small to tell
  3. pkeeler

    pkeeler Songster

    Jul 20, 2008
    Until they lay an egg, they are too young to tell. [​IMG] However, that is no fun and there are ways to guess. Going on the, "hens get tail feathers first" rule, I would say the brown ones are girls and the black one a boy. Which also works out with the black one's comb coming through already.
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    If that barred rock is a boy, it has some really, really dark legs for a boy. Most BR girls have dark legs and boys have lighter legs. But then again, it's not always 100% either.

    Bottom line is, it's still WAAYYY to early to tell anything definitive on those breeds.
  5. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Songster

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    yup still too early but [​IMG] and keep us posted on their development

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