rooster or hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hddave2, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. hddave2

    hddave2 Out Of The Brooder

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    i,ve got seven 5 to 6 week old chicks and im wanting to know how i would find out which ones are hens and which ones are roosters...these where eggs that i hatched myself in a home made cooler/bator...the hatching part i think i got a good grasp on but sexing the chicks seems to be harder to figure out.....
     
  2. Rainwolf

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    got any photos of the chicks we can help with?
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    By 6 weeks, most breeds are pretty easy to tell. Do you have pictures of them?
     
  4. hddave2

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    no pics..just wanting to know how to tell..what to look for in a young roo or hen
     
  5. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    it depends on the breeds but normally the rooster will have a larger comb and tend to be a bit bigger in body and legs.
     
  6. hddave2

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    ok ........right now they all look the same size and they all are about the same age...
     
  7. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We really can't do much for you at 5-6 weeks without pictures or at least knowing what breed(s) you're working with. Sometimes you can tell by wattle or comb development, but a lot of the time it's hard to tell until the saddle and hackle feathers start coming in. If you have certain breeds you can tell by the colors of the feathers, but again, you're not going to find anyone who will give you even a 50% certain guess based on verbal description.
     
  8. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look at the combs if they are a brighter pink/red and larger thats a roo, what breed do you have? with 7 chicks laws of average you should probably have at least 1 or 2 roo
     
  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post pictures I'm sure we could tell you!
     
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  10. hddave2

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    here are a few pics[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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