Red Golden Chick - Roo or Hen

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by oleduke, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. oleduke

    oleduke In the Brooder

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    This is one of six Red Golden chicks that I hatched this year, and I wanted to see if the experts can help me sex it. I call it peepers because that is all it does. So, what do you think; male, female, or to young to tell?

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  2. bluegoose

    bluegoose Songster

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    Hello, I Am No Expert But I Would Say Its A Male.
     
  3. turkaholic

    turkaholic Songster

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  4. MissD'uccle

    MissD'uccle Cluck of My Life

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    ok I have just gotten 4 of these and was wondering what makes you all think male? Thanks!!
     
  5. bandbaustin

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    Males have a bluish eye as a baby while females have a brown eye.
     
  6. Eagle2026

    Eagle2026 HIGH FLYER

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    Too early to tell.
    your jumping the gun alittle.
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  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    I need to find out myself. I started hatching in January, & finally finished this morning. I took off to my cousins house, while my DW stayed home & dissasembled the incubator. I called her & told her to stop, but I was too late. She re-assembled it again, because I brought home 65 peafowl, & 68 Red Golden pheasant eggs. Here we go again! My cousin knows I'm a sucker for birds. That'll make a great addition to the other 100 plus birds I already have.
     
  8. ninejw

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    My best guess is male.
     
  9. bandbaustin

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  10. oleduke

    oleduke In the Brooder

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    I was looking for that topic but I couldn't find it; Thanks bandbaustin. However, it still only helps me when they are around 6 months of age or so. By that age I can tell the difference. I will try to post more updated pictures ASAP but for now can anyone confirm this: are all of them born with a blue eye and then change to match their sex albeit roo or hen?

    The reason I ask that question is because all 6 of these were born with blue eyes, and since this is the 1st year I am keeping what I hatched it never mattered to me what eye color they had as chicks. I have now noticed 2 that have a slight brown beginning to show around the iris while the other 4 remain the same steadfast blue.

    Sorry to ask again but do the hens turn brown as they age? We all know the roo's change to Gold as they mature. I know time will tell me for sure but I was just wondering.

    Thanks.
     

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