New to Chicks - Boy or Girl??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snikka1978, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. snikka1978

    snikka1978 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I've never had chicks before and every day we are changing our thoughts of what these 2 might be from boy to girl back to boy. I'm thinking boys. Any guesses????
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Too young to tell. Give them a few more weeks. Most of the time, males are pretty obvious by about 8 weeks old.
     
  3. snikka1978

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  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    Look like pullets, but keep an eye on the black one; is it an Australorp?

    How old are they? I can't tell size, but they look about 4 weeks old?
     
  5. snikka1978

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    The White is 5 weeks and the black 4 weeks. They are a light sussex and a silver sussex.
     
  6. casiphia

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    My red one took for ever to say girl. It even tried even tried to crow back in Sept. Sent a pick to a lady who raises chickens in early October and she said it's a rooster. So the name went from Ginger to George, back to Ginger then George again and finally when I found out what she was doing and asked on here and researched. She squatted which only females do. So it's a Ginger and she's been laying eggs along with another chicken.

    This is Ginger! [​IMG]

    We have had all 5 of our chickens since June and it took this long to finally find out. I'm a beginner too!
     
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  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel on the black one, but it is too young to be sure.
     
  8. shortgrass

    shortgrass Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd be watching the black one too... It's comb is fairly pronounced for being a week younger than the obvious pullet; The white one is definitely a pullet :)
     
  9. snikka1978

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    Yes the black one is a concern. It's tail hasn't come in like the whit ones did. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'd watch the black one, I think he is a cockerel in the making.
     

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