Red Jungle Fowl, when can they be sexed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Lauren1824, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Lauren1824

    Lauren1824 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2013
    Can anyone who raises Red Jungle Fowl tell me at about what age they can usually be sexed? Only one Red Jungle Fowl chick hatched out, so I dont have any others to compare to. It is only 2 weeks old, I know that is too early. I do, however, notice that it's comb is already bigger than the Cream Legbar chick's comb ( which is a female.) Oh yea, and I sont know what strain it comes from, or if from a hatchery, since I got the eggs from a girl my boyfriend works with.
  2. chooks4life

    chooks4life Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2013
    Male I bet. You won't be seeing a crest of any significance on almost any breeds in the females at only 2 weeks old, almost as a golden rule. There's exceptions to pretty much every rule but this one is just about universal.

    Best wishes.
  3. Lauren1824

    Lauren1824 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2013
    Those were my thoughts also. Thank you.
  4. Old Rando

    Old Rando Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    The males with black breasted red color pattern will often start showing dark breast feathers by four weeks. Females do not do this in this color pattern. The early comb growth is probably an indication of male anyway as previously mentioned.

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