Roo or hen? How long until I know if its a he or a she?? :0)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kd949, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. kd949

    kd949 In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2009
    :DWarning- I'm a newbie to the chicken world! I've always wanted some and finally went for it this spring. But the terminology that follows is that of a complete newbie!

    We hatched a batch of Sexlink and Califonia White eggs as part of a homeschool project. The place that rents the incubator will also take back the chicks (lots of public schools in the area use them). After they hatched, I brought in my brood and all the Sexlinks were boys and I was told there was a 50-50% with the two Califonia Whites. We took a chance and kept one of the Califonia Whites (and added a Rhode Island Red and an Ameracauna (I was told- see next post).

    How long until I know if I gambled well or if I have to take HIM back? She/he was hatched on May 26th
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2009
  2. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I think it might be a bit too early to tell. I have had no luck even guessing until they are 4 or 5 weeks old. Maybe try again in a couple of weeks [​IMG]
  3. PhlyinPheBee

    PhlyinPheBee Poodles, Chicken, Goats--OH MY!!

    Mar 11, 2009
    Northeast Louisiana

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