New babies

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wchumbler, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. wchumbler

    wchumbler Out Of The Brooder

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    My new babies, just a couple weeks old. Q Olive Egger, 1 Maran, 1 Red Production and 4 Ameraucanas or EE (either is fine). I just really hope these are all hens.
     
  2. They are absolutely adorable!! Unfortunately, it will be a little while before you can tell their genders. It's still pretty young to sex them. I hope they are females!
    ~ roostersandhens
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Your chicks are adorable but too young to sex accurately from a picture. I suggest posting their pictures again in about 3 weeks. We should be able to tell for sure by then.
     
  4. BantamLover21

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    It is too young to tell gender on most of them. However, your Production Red actually appears to be a Red Sex-link. If that is the case, then it is a definite pullet due to her coloring.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Too young to tell. I"m not seeing any definite rooster signs, but that doesn't mean that they are pullets.
     
  6. blackwingedwolf

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    if you had them around a day old, you could've been able to tell by their wings, but their feathers are already grown in. Around a month old, even around a month and a half, if some have their combs and wattles coming in, they are most likely male.
     
  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    That is not necessarily true - feather sexing is only accurate with specific crosses that produce the wing feathering you are thinking of. The genetics involved in making it a reliable method of gender ID are such that not just any chick can be accurately sexed in this way.
     
  8. BantamLover21

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  9. wchumbler

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    Thanks everyone. Im just tickled with all of these, and hoping for hens. I'll see in about 4 to 5 months
     
  10. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     

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