Red Star - determine gender

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mommachirp, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Mommachirp

    Mommachirp Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I just received seven amazing and adorable Red stars. They are approximately 5 weeks old. any tips on confirming they are hens at this age? Most of the info found online are tips when they are day or two old.
     
  2. Wise Farm

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    If they are hens than they will be reddish in color.
     
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  3. Mommachirp

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    Yay I learned to upload a pic!!!! So, Do we have a rooster?
     
  4. SFrati

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    I am jealous of your lack of snow. I am not a strong enough guesser yet but my two cents is that you have all hens. DO NOT TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.
     
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  5. Mommachirp

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    I'm new at this. They are so cute! I can't get enough of them. I ordered six hens, but was mailed seven as they thought one might be a rooster. Time will tell.
     
  6. Wise Farm

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    Were they purchased as hens or roosters?
     
  7. Mommachirp

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    The purchase were for six hens, but they delivered seven because that weren't sure of one
     
  8. Jedwards

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    Red stars are supposed to be sex linked, which means you can tell the pullets from the cockerels when they hatch. It looks like you have 7 hens [​IMG]
     
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  9. Wise Farm

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  10. Mommachirp

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    Sorry haven't given an up date, but turns out they were all girls. I love them so much they all have their own personality!
     

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