Need help sexing a chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by perlover48, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. perlover48

    perlover48 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2016
    My mottled cochin bantam was sold to me as a sexed female. She feathered out very slowly like a rooster and it concerns me that i wasted 12 dollars for a sexed chick that wasnt the correct gender. She was probably born on the 19th of July. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2016
  2. DuckGirl4Ever

    DuckGirl4Ever New Egg

    Sep 18, 2016
    Well, the pictures aren't exactly from the best angles, but yeah, at that early the females' cones aren't usually that noticeable at all so it is likely for it to be a male, but it is still young so wait and soon enough it'll be extremely easy to tell whether or not it is female. It may take longer to wait as with that small sort of breed the males' cones are always almost as small as the female's.

    As I said, just wait -although it's probably male-. And if it ends up being male you can just sell it for the same amount you got it for.

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