Male or Female?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jenxsawyer, Jul 3, 2016.

  1. jenxsawyer

    jenxsawyer Just Hatched

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    I have four chicks that are supposedly all female. My brother saw them last night and said he thinks two of them are male. He said because two of them have round butts and not feather sticking out the butt they are boys. I think its different because they are all different breeds. The two that have feather butts are barred rock and rhode island red. The two that have round butts are buff orpington and black sex link.

    Any idea?
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    that isn't a reliable way to tell
     
  3. jenxsawyer

    jenxsawyer Just Hatched

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    OK cool! So the fact that they have no but feathers does NOT mean they are male right?

    I am relieved if this is the case because I am not allowed to keep roos and I love them so much already
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    sometimes them not having feathers means they are male and sometimes not. it's really just chance
     
  5. HenHugs

    HenHugs Just Hatched

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    Do you have any pictures?
     
  6. jenxsawyer

    jenxsawyer Just Hatched

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    They are four weeks old now...you want a picture of their tails?
     

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