Sex of BS chicks?

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Phage, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    I have someone coming tonight that wants a male BS chick
    any idea which if either of these may be male?
    Older is 5 weeks, younger is almost a month and may not be india blue [​IMG]


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    Thanks so much
     
  2. DMFarm

    DMFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are still to young to tell
     
  3. reesepoultry

    reesepoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 week old one looks to be Female. 4 Week old one looks to be male.

    Not positive but that's what it looks like. The Males have more black on them than the females do.
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree, still a bit young to be sure.. need to have feathers on the back and more on neck to grow out to see what sort of markings they have. Sorry.. maybe suggest they take several blackshoulders in hopes one or more will turn out to be a male?
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    yes little young to tell, if could see in person maybe.

    If I was to guess 4 week old male 5 week old female.

    Note the feathers coming in were the wing join the back. Those on the 4 week old look like they are dark feathers coming in. the 5 week those feathers look more cream color coming in.

    Now in about 4 more weeks you will be able to tell

    I would not sell them sexed yet.
     
  6. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Thanks everyone, that is great
     

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