New to this! Please help identity gender!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jgflock, May 26, 2016.

  1. jgflock

    jgflock New Egg

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    I purchased 4 chicks, thinking they were hens, before knowing that straight run meant not sexed. In the past two weeks or so, I've learned a lot through this site and many books, and I am now starting to wonder if I have all roosters.

    I have two Barred Plymouth Rock and two Rhode Island Red (the bigger one was that way when we purchased, I thought perhaps left over from previous ones and is older?)

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That much comb this young, most likely all cockerels. I'd wait another couple weeks and you should be able to tell for sure.
     
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All cockerels
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Way to young to say for sure, post again in another 2 weeks.
     
  5. jgflock

    jgflock New Egg

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    What should I be looking for, specifically, in the next couple of weeks to identify their sex?

    I did notice one of the black ones trying to crow the other day, its mouth made the motions but no sound came out. It was odd!

    We aren't allowed roosters where I live which is why I'm trying to figure this out sooner rather than later.
     
  6. jgflock

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    Note; I think the chicks are about 6 weeks old now.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Combs will get bigger and redder.
     
  8. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Are you sure they are six weeks? They don't look feathered much.
     
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  9. jgflock

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    I'm not 100% positive that they are 6 weeks, but I got them 3 weeks ago and thought they were 3 weeks old at the feed store. They are mostly feathered, but are just now getting head feathers.
     
  10. tlee1956

    tlee1956 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe someone can help me too. This is supposed to be a White Rock pullet. (S)he's now a bit over 4 weeks. First, seems like this chick is growing so fast! OK, I do have her in with bantams, I'll admit. But is there any chance she jumped the fence? I don't have a Cornish x do I? And of course, gender. If it's indeed a White Rock pullet I'm keeping her - please just don't tell the hubby! I'm supposed to be cutting down on the flock [​IMG]
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