Male or female Ideal 236

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Newchics, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We purchased our Ideal 236 from a local feed store. They told us they were all hens and my daughter could just pick one. They let her reach in and hand pic her own.

    This little chic is growing up nice and big one but its comb and waddle are as big as our rooster. How do I tell male from female in the white Ideal 236 birds?

    Thanks in advance. I know everyone is just so wonderful when it comes to helping us newbies on the flock
     
  2. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post a pic of the bird in question?
     
  3. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took several pictures but they all came out black even with a flash. Is there some kind of marking (like barred rock feet being black on top) for ideals?
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope, it's just comb size and color relative to age, and then hackle or saddle feathers around 3+ months. Crowing is always a male indicator [​IMG]

    This type is heavily Leghorn based, so the hens often have large combs early. It can make things tricky to sex them. A pic and the age of the bird will be what we need to help you.
     
  5. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ^^^ this
     
  6. bjp70437

    bjp70437 Out Of The Brooder

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    yup
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on donrae. Trying to sex chickens without a pic is usually like shooting in the dark. If you can get a pic up for us, we would be happy to sex your Ideal 236 for you. :eek:)
     
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  10. Newchics

    Newchics Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's really strange how my pics came out I used flash and everything and still black. I'll have to try again for everyone. Thank you for the help. I'll post them as soon as I can
     

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