peacomb sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BroosterSpringsteen, May 20, 2012.

  1. BroosterSpringsteen

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    I have 4 week old chicks that I'm just not sure about. The first set are Blue Ameracaunas.
    #1 is the definite roo. Knew it within a week, mostly because he feathered SO much slower.
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    By comparison, all the others feathered way faster, and have thinner combs, but some of the combs are fairly pink. Note these chick's comb's width compared to #1 roo[​IMG]
    Here are a couple more of the blue chicks
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    And finally, my one and only buckeye. Buckeye's are built so differently from Ameracaunas, and I have nothing to compare it to, or to go by.
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    Thoughts?
     
  2. BroosterSpringsteen

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    No opinions?
     
  3. chickenlickin8

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    3 rows of peas = a roo and single row of peas = pullet. The white one is a male...you can clearly see the 3 pea rows on him. The others look like pullets.
     
  4. BroosterSpringsteen

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    Thanks! That was my thinking as well. I have a hard time telling the difference between 1 and three rows on some chickens. Fingers crossed...one roo would be perfect.
     
  5. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    what if you can't see any peas at all?
     
  6. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Nothing is screaming roo with the Buckeye yet. The boys grow fast and big, making the girls look quite dwarfed. You will begin to see deeper red coming into the wings and saddles around 10 to 12 weeks. Combs will get fleshy and redder.

    But right now, nothing is indicating roo...but it is early. I couldn't tell for sure until about 8 to 10 weeks.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  7. PoultryQueen101

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    Do you have any pics of when the buckeye was a fluffy chick? They can be sexed as chicks. I would need a sideshot, however.
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted

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    Zombie thread, folks--the birds in question may not even still be alive.
     
  9. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Actually, any chick sexing on Buckeyes is debated. Some believe there could be some wing sexing possible (more oval indicates female), but the ABA doesn't support that.

    I will post a photo of my young chicks below. The one stretching tall was a rooster, as was another one which you won't be able to see in the photo well.

    [​IMG] 2 roo's to the left, females center and right

    [​IMG] The roo again forefront, and I think that was the second roo in back too.
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Ah yes indeed it is...thanks for the heads up Donrae.

    I hate it when old threads get resurrected like that. [​IMG]

    LofMc
     

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