Sex at 10 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Debby R, Mar 4, 2017.

  1. Debby R

    Debby R Just Hatched

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    I'm supposed to have 6 hens: 2 Black sex links, 2 Barred Rocks, and 2 Easter eggers. They are 11 weeks old. Can anyone tell if I have a roo in this bunch?[​IMG]

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  2. PeepersMama

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  3. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    Nothing screaming male at this moment. Your darker barred rock does look a bit redder then the other so is suspicious.
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    All look female! But the supposed barred rock in the last picture isn't a BR. She has a beard. :)
     
  5. Chickenlover334

    Chickenlover334 Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if this is needed but to tell the gender of a chick is that you look at a chicks wing and the girls tip feathers won't be too much longer than her short feathers and the boys tip feathers will be much longer than the rest as seen here but it's a girl.[​IMG]
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    That can only be done if the chick has the correct genetics - the father must be pure for slow feathering, mother must have two alleles for fast.
     
  7. Chickenlover334

    Chickenlover334 Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh.well it works with all my chicks
     
  8. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Then you either 1) have the correct parentage or 2) the 50-50 cockerel to pullet ratio comes in and you guess right.
     
  9. Chickenlover334

    Chickenlover334 Out Of The Brooder

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    Probably 1can you tell wich one it is[​IMG]
     
  10. TheKindaFarmGal

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    No, not from that picture. How old is this chick? Wing sexing can only be done accurately in young chicks - think 2 days old or younger. Which parent was barred if it isn't pure?
     

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