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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by micayc, Jul 23, 2011.
I got 5 chicks, they are about 2 weeks old. any ideas? thx
here they are single....
It's a bit early still to say...
2 have tail feathers and 3 have wing feathers. do females wings grow faster?
I believe that females will feather out faster then the males.
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My guess is:
Pic #1 is a cockerel
Pic #2 is a pullet and
Pic #3 is a cockerel
There are no pics for numbers 4 and 5. I do better on day old chicks than older ones. With #1 and #3 having shorter wing feathers, that's why I'm just guessing they are cockerels. Gonna have to wait a bit longer to know for sure.
Quote:How do you determine the genders of day olds by looking at a picture?
An old man who raised thousands of chickens all his life told me to look at wing feathers. Pullets show tiny wing feathers starting on day one....cockerels start about day 3. I've raised only a couple hundred or so in the past 15 yrs, but when I get day old laying or meat chicks, I've been fortunate to not be very far off in selecting the laying pullets or meat cockerels.
Quote:Wow. I never knew that. Thanks for the info. I will have to keep that in mind for now on.