Pet store didn't have any amercauna chicks but...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by beverlyl, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2009
    Morristown Arizona
    they did have Buff orphintons (sp?) so I now have 10 cute little BO'S and on friday I will pick up 10 Amercaunas(probable really just EE's but they said they would be true Amercaunas). I was wondering if there is anyway to tell what sex little BOs are? they are only about 4-5 days old.

  2. SheeReno

    SheeReno Songster

    Jul 31, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    By the time they hit 4 or 5 weeks the comb would be protruding quite a bit if it were a male. Our 12 week BO pullet had wattles and comb emerge a bit ago, but they haven't grown at all in several weeks.
  3. Luvmybob

    Luvmybob Songster

    Jul 14, 2009
    You know I went looking for barred rocks when I had to "settle" for Buff Orpingtons---I will never get another chicken, well I will BUT--Buff Orpingtons are the most beautiful sweetest things you'll ever see---I love my three congrats!

    OH and yes about 2 weeks old I could already see the comb of my roo---it was noticeably bigger than the 2 others---that's how we could tell...or guessed...until it came out right...

    That's him 4 weeks old by the water dish with my rir's

    Him behind my RIR-4 weeks

    Him again on my head about 5.5 weeks old

    Did I mention how much I luv my roo? Mr. Bob? By4-5 weeks there is no doubt~!

    Him now-

    Hope it helps--
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2009

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