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Male vs female chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EricMd01, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Songster

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    Do they act different? I have one chick Thats a bully and the rest are calm. The "bully" even pecks me when I get close. Could it be a rooster or can hens have aggressive personalities too? Thanks!
     

  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    In my experience, there isn't much of a difference. My cockerels tend to be a little more adventurous, but not always. Pullets are sometimes more curious, but some cockerels are too. Both pullets and cockerels will peck each other as chicks. Some people say that the cockerels are sweeter and tamer-- this hasn't always been true for me. Behavior is not always an indicator of a chick's gender.
     
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  3. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Songster

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    Here are some pics of my chics. Ive had them almost 2 weeks.

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  4. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Songster

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    Meant to ask...any idea what breed they are? Do you notice any roos? Tia!
     
  5. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

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    They look like my Buff Orpington's did, so that's my guess.
     
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  6. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Songster

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    Just wonder if anyone has any idea what breed these are? 3 are completely brown and four are brown with white wings. Sorry for horrible pics.

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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    The brown and white birds look like red sex links. The solid gold birds look like buff Orpingtons.

    Your sex links are definitely female---they'd be a different color if they were male.

    Orpingtons can mature slowly and fool you sometimes. No one's screaming rooster at this point, but I've seen 4-5 month old birds on this board where it wasn't evident what gender it was.
     
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  8. EricMd01

    EricMd01 Songster

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    Thank you so much donrae!
     

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