my 3 chicks are now 6 weeks, are they pullets or roos (pics)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sam40, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Sam40

    Sam40 Out Of The Brooder

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    I incubated and hatched 3 chicks, they are now 6 weeks, are you able to tell what sex they are yet. I'm very impatient and would love any advice. 1 is a buff sussex bantam, brown leghorn bantam and the larger one sussex x silkie x brown hen.
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    This one could be a cockerel.

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  3. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is a little early to tell but pick them up by their heads and let their legs dangle. if the legs kick and try to spur you its a rooster and if the legs kinda dangle it is a female. this method works for all ages of chickens
     
  4. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Quote:Please don't pick them up by their heads! It could hurt them. This is one of several old wives tales that keep getting told on here. It doesn't work. Don't mean to be mean about it, that's just the facts.

    I see one that I'm pretty sure is a cockerel. The others are either pullets or it's too early to tell.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:This is a bunch of balony.
     
  6. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Quote:This is a bunch of balony.

    Exactly! I'm sure any chicken is going to kick if you hold it by it's head! [​IMG]
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, maybe one roo. I also look for thicker legs on roos -- nothing is certain at this age, but it's helped me a few times.
     

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