Rooster or Hen? 4 week old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by nelson10, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. nelson10

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  2. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Crowing

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    These are too young to sex. Please repost pictures at 8-12 weeks
     
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  3. nelson10

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    I posted them earlier and people who replied at that time told me to wait until they were over 3 weeks. Perhaps some others will still be willing to weigh in.
     
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  4. Hensndoes

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    They are so stinking cute! What breed or mix are they? I'm thinking you may have 4-5 boys but may want to wait a little longer.
     
  5. MaryZoe

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    I’m not at all an expert, but I’ve been told that if you see pink in their combs at such a young age, it’s likely a cockerel. That usually works for me. Based on that, it looks like you have 5ish cockerels. With the pea combs, the males have three more distinct rows, while the females blend more into one. But also check their legs. My cockerels often have thicker, longer legs and a taller stance. And they’re usually more friendly and outgoing. I hope you get to keep some of your cockerels. I love my roos.
     
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  6. METAPAAPS

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    I'm pretty much an expert and to tell if a baby chick is a rooster or hen simply you have to check if they have tails if they have tails at that age it means that their a hen if they don't have tails it means that the animal is a rooster. But the rooster also grows up to have a tail but doesn't have a tail when it's a baby.
     
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  7. Frazzemrat1

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    too young. The most reliable time to start figuring gender is 6-8 weeks. The only ones you can do it this young are the BR, and then you need to be able to see the feathers on the wings.
    That said, there are a couple up there you may want to keep an eye on. D, E, H % L.
     
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  8. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Crowing

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    Too young. Please post pics of the combs at 6-7 weeks.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    please new photos at 8 weeks or so
     
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  10. nelson10

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    Keep an eye to see if they are which gender?
     

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