Need help determining the gender of this chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by alexandherpets, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. alexandherpets

    alexandherpets Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched three eggs that hatched early this morning ( paint silkies) and one actually hatched black with white streaks through his or her feathers. He or she has a white chin so I was wondering if that could have any bareing on it's gender? So far it seems to be the calmest chick out of all of them. I thought I remember reading somewhere that the white chin on a black chick determined whether it was male or female but it could have been for a certain kind of chicken breed. Please let me know what you think. Thank you!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Paint crossed with Paint does not equal sex-linked chicks. You should be able to tell the gender of your chick the normal way (by appearance/development) when it is at least 10 weeks old. I've never heard of a white chin being a sex-linked trait on any breed, though it very well could be.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Barred chicks hatch out black/dark with a white spot on the head. Paint x Paint shouldn't have any barring in the mix. You'll just have to wait it out [​IMG]
     
  5. americanchicker

    americanchicker Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a rooster? About 8 weeks old.. middle pic is with its "sister" she is darker, no real comb.. they both have a little black wash on the front of their legs.. but this one looks like its getting a comb and wattles the other doesn't

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  6. Aime137

    Aime137 Out Of The Brooder

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    The feathering looks like pullets.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, that's a cockerel.
     

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