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Rooster Early On?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ajc123, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. ajc123

    ajc123 In the Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    Hi, just wondering if it's possible to tell if a chick is a rooster because of certain behaviors? Or is it still too early?
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Songster

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    It depends on the age of the chick. Typically you can not determine gender by behaviour alone. Dominant female sometimes act like roosters (right down to the mating). If you start noticing the chick in question's comb getting red early (like before 9 weeks) you have a roo. Alot of times the comb starts changing color around 3-7 weeks.

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