Pullet or Cockerel?

Landon1117

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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!
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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! View attachment 548645
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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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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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.
 

Landon1117

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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?

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!
 

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