Please sex 8 week old chickens?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jonesy21, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. jonesy21

    jonesy21 New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Can somebody please sex the below. I have very little experience with sexing chickens, so im sure this will be one of the easiest sexing. Specially at 8 weeks old. So please excuse me.

    Looks like chicken 1 is clearly a cockral, but mixed views from a few people of the blue chicken 2.

    Thanks all very much in advanced.

    Adam

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    Chicken 2

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  2. DirtCreature

    DirtCreature Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] i'd say 2 is a roo, but it would help if we had pics of tail and feet. i think i saw pointy neck feathers on 2.... ?
     
  3. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW!! Number one is a handsome devil! Most likely a roo, but a good photo of the hackle area might tip the scale the other way. Black & whites are so hard to photograph.

    I'm thinking No. 2 may be a pullet, as I couldn't make up my mind about the neck feathers (hackle), but didn't see the pointy hackle feathers at the base of the tail. That hackle area looked kinds rounded, so I'll go with pullet.
     
  4. jonesy21

    jonesy21 New Egg

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    Thank you for your reply DirtCreature, really do appreciate it. The little devils are still out and about in utility room, so just took the below pics. Sorry they are on there sides for some reason!!

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    Thank you!
     
  5. jonesy21

    jonesy21 New Egg

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    Thank you Uniontown poultry for your time aswell! What do you think with the above pics? I have seen Chicken 1 flare up his neck hackle on many occasions, but never seen it on chicken 2, is that a sign? Sorry for my ignorance, I just don't know.

    Thanks again.
     
  6. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    both look like roos to me
     
  7. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like 2 young roosters there.
     
  8. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    At 8 weeks... roos, definitely.
     
  9. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are you trying to break my neck????
     
  10. Uniontown Poultry

    Uniontown Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think they are probably both roos. I'm not 100% on the second one, but my gut is saying roo.
     

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