New Member and in need of help sexing my chicks :)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by pammo86, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. pammo86

    pammo86 New Egg

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    Hi all, I'm new to Backyard chickens and may i say what a great site this is :)

    We got 4 new chicks and we need to find out if they are hens or roosters as we can not keep roosters due to the local law. But I have no ideal. I have read many post and articals and still can not tell one hundred percent and dont want to get rid of hens by accident.

    The chicks are around 6weeks now. and I believe they are sussex cross chickens.

    I have two white chicks with very red combs and wattles and quite large and two other chicks multi colour but the combs are small and yellow/beige colour. All 4 have a spur starting to grow. Feather wise I didnt know to check when they were chicks so Im not sure what they have.

    The two white ones fight a lot the last week and are looking and acting more and more like roosters but Im not sure as the tails are differents.

    Can anyone please help me out.... I have attached photos of three of the chicks will post the 4th one later as I cant find it right now but the last one is black with white and has the same head and comb as beauty queen.

    Thank you in very one in advance for the help :)

    Pam

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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I don't know the breed but generally, the roosters are quickest to redden the combs and wattles. Girls usually don't get red combs till they approach egg laying. You can post photos on the "what gender or breed is this,' thread
     
  3. pammo86

    pammo86 New Egg

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    Great Thank you heaps Will post in that forum :)
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Drumstick Diva has set you straight!

    Good luck with your new babies and enjoy BYC!
     
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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    1 & 2 look to be roo's but it is still early yet to be 100% sure

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  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I also think 1 & 2 are cockerels, and 3 appears to be a pullet at this point. Good luck to you.
     
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  9. pammo86

    pammo86 New Egg

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    Oh great welcome from everyone Thank you :)

    Thank you for helping me work it all out :)
     
  10. lismarc

    lismarc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC.
     

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