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Maturity Question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by OkieNewt, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. OkieNewt

    OkieNewt New Egg

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    Before I start asking, I apologize because this is a sexing question.

    I bought a few sebrights going on two weeks now. They are going on 5 weeks old and am I wondering what sex develops quicker if it happens at all? Will roosters show their combs before the female?

    Thanks OkieNewt
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Roosters will show comb development before females. You can't go by feathers in this breed as the roos are "hen feathered" They don't develop the usual sickle feathered tails, or the typicle pointed hackle and saddle feathers.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    With most breeds,
    I've found that males are pretty easy to ID by the size/color of comb/wattles at 5-6 weeks old. Not sure if that applies to sebrights...pics would help.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Male & female sebrights look alike. They say the males are "henny" feathered. I don't know at what point you can tell them apart except for laying or crowing. They are beautiful birds.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The combs in Sebrights grow very quickly, 5 weeks is a little young but by 7-8 weeks the male will have noticeably larger combs.
     

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