Please help me sex my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PoultryPower, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. PoultryPower

    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy, fellow chicken enthusiasts! [​IMG] I need help sexing my 4 chicks, they are approximately 3 1/2 weeks old. [​IMG] I can't keep any roosters so I want to know what sex they are asap so I don't get any more attached to them than I already am. [​IMG]
    I would appreciate a professional's opinion on what sex you think they are.[​IMG]
    I'll post the pictures in four separate posts.
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  2. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    3 1/2 weeks is a little early to be accurate on gender guesses. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's not. It's worth a shot though.
    Welcome to BYC, by the way! [​IMG]
     
  3. PoultryPower

    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My little Buff Orpington. It already has quite the comb.
     
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    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if these pictures are showing up or not. They aren't in my screen but my computer is difficult sometimes. [​IMG]
     
  5. jwilson48

    jwilson48 Out Of The Brooder

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    i don't see any pics?!?
     
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I'm going to try again with the pictures.


    Here is my Buff Orpington it has quite the big comb for such a young chick in my opinion.
     
  8. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Would I be right in assuming you're using Firefox?
    If you are, and you're trying to copy and paste your photos, FF hasn't worked well here for that. You may want to save the pictures to your computer and upload directly instead of hosting them elsewhere.
     
  9. PoultryPower

    PoultryPower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so I think I got the picture thing figured out thanks to Lothiriel! [​IMG]


    This is my Buff Orpington which has quite a big comb for such a young chick, in my opinion.
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  10. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yay!! You got a picture up!! [​IMG]

    I don't think the comb looks too big for 3.5 weeks... It looks about normal to me. Also the tail feathers are quite long already, and it's usually accepted that females grow tail feathers faster than males. It's not always true, but in some cases it is.

    However, it is still a little early to be positive. There's a 50/50 chance things may change drastically around 5 weeks.
     

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