male... or female...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RW19290, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have seven 6 week old chicks. all of them have grown mini combs. Does that mean they are roosters?
     
  2. NC chicken man

    NC chicken man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    got any pics?
     
  3. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes, but i don't know how to put it up.
     
  4. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RW - all chickens have combs. Pullets will have smallish ones that are yellow colored, and the roosters will be bigger and obviously red by that age, I think.
    You post pics by uploading them to an image hosting site [imageshack, tinypic, photobucket] and then copying the direct link [the one that brings you right to the picture] into the post window. Then you highlight just that link, and click the IMG button that's above the smilies. That should put an image tag around it. It will look like [​IMG].
    Good luck!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    No, all chickens have/get combs; wattles too. The males just continue to grow larger and turn redder long before the females do. I'll PM you about posting pics. You should post them in the what breed/gender category to get the most responses.
     
  6. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you. I didn't know that all chickens had combs. This is my first time raising chickens
     
  7. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My chicks are suppose to be female, but since i know absolutely NOTHING about raising chickens, i got a little worried that the babies were male cause of their comb. ( my city won't allow roosters)
     
  8. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're very welcome! I'm glad to help. Good luck with your chickens! Welcome to the addiction. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. RW19290

    RW19290 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:regarding pictures-i tried to put pictures, but it didn't work.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:My chicks are suppose to be female, but since i know absolutely NOTHING about raising chickens, i got a little worried that the babies were male cause of their comb. ( my city won't allow roosters)

    Even with sexed chicks, the accuracy rate is about 90%. So it is possible to get male chicks even when you order females. The only exception would be the sex-links. The females chicks of the sex-links are a certain color at birth, making it easier for them to be sexed. Mistakes still happen with the sex-links, but those mistakes are rare.
     

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