Pullet or Cockerel?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Landon1117, May 16, 2017.

  1. Landon1117

    Landon1117 Just Hatched

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    One of my hens just recently hatched only one chick, and I'm really hoping it's not a rooster, as I just had to deal with an aggressive one this past month. The chick is 6 days old, and its wings and tail already have a lot of feathering on them- is this a sure sign that it's a female, or can I not tell at this time? Thanks so much! WIN_20170516_17_17_16_Pro (3).jpg
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    You can't really tell now. Feathering only works as a sex linked cross so it does not indicate gender.

    What breed is she?
     
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  3. JaeG

    JaeG Overrun With Chickens

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    There's no way to know at this age. By a month to 6 weeks old you should be able to tell. At 3 weeks you may begin to get an idea if it's going to be a boy (I had some Orpington chicks where the boys were for sure boys by 3 weeks and one cockerel started crowing at 5 weeks old!) - watch out for sprouting wattles. I think it is harder when you don't have other chicks the same to compare it with, but hopefully it won't keep you in suspense for too long.
     
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  4. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    As stated above, at this age you can't really tell. Some birds you can feather sex at a couple days old if you specifically crossed the parents to achieve feather sexing, but otherwise you can't.
     
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  5. Landon1117

    Landon1117 Just Hatched

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    I believe she's a hybrid chicken, probably something crossed with a Blue Andalusian. Do you know around how old she'll have to be in order to find out her sex? Thanks again!
     
  6. Landon1117

    Landon1117 Just Hatched

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    Alright nevermind I found out! Thanks everyone
     
  7. Blue Ridge Farm

    Blue Ridge Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    What sex are my 8 week old chicks. I think all may be pullets. There are 3 Rhode Island Reds, 3 New Hampshire Reds, 2 Australorp, 2 Black Asian. IMG_0210.JPG
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