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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by coni, Feb 1, 2014.
I have 16 chicks that are 1 week old. How do u tell if there are any roosters?
It depends on the breeds. Some are easier to tell than others at different stages.
Usually the males will start growing a red comb and even wattles first, they may also be bigger. Females tend to have smaller combs and they are usually pink until they approach laying age,
When your chicks are a few weeks older you could put up their photos on "what gender or breed is this." and others will give you their best guess.
Alright great to have you with us
This doesn't always work with all breeds. With leghorns, for instance, it can be misleading to do so at such a young age.
At this age, you will have to wait it out. In a few weeks you should be able to start telling who is who by the actions and comb color.
Hello and Welcome To BYC! X3 you'll probably have to wait until they are older to know for sure, and post on the What Breed Or Gender Is This forum, the BYC Learning Center does have a nice article that might help you start to figure them out https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/is-my-chicken-a-pullet-hen-or-a-cockerel-cock
Welcome to BYC from Southern California!
Welcome to BYC! I agree about posting on the What Breed/Gender forum, good luck to you.