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Sexing 10 week old Olive Egger chicks *Updated with pictures*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChickensRDinos, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! I am going to go pick up a 10 week old oliver egger chick tomorrow. The mommy is a black Americana and the daddy is a blue copper maran rooster. The gender of the chicks is unknown and I am not allowed to have roosters per my city zoning.

    Can anyone give me any tips on what to look for to increase my odds of hopefully ending up with a pullet. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I really would LOVE those pretty eggs.

    Thank you!!
     
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  2. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you post pics?
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am picking them up tomorrow from someone who posted an ad locally. Below is the pic in the ad which is all I have at the moment (and I am pretty sure is completely unhelpful). She has 5 chicks and I am going to pick one. I have no idea what to look for and will not get to see them until I am there to take one home. Unfortunately. Some are 10 weeks and some are 8.


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  4. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pullet:
    Even round feathering
    Small pink comb, may be nonexistent
    Small feet
    Less upright pose
    Often smaller the roos
    Roo:
    Might have some pointy saddle feathers coming along
    Less even feathering
    Look in the feathers see if their are any shiny ones coming
    Bigger comb, redder
    Big feet
    More upright stance
    Might be bigger

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  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! This is helpful. I will take a good look and hope for the best.
     
  6. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    From that pic, I see what looks like two hens and two cockerals. The pullets seem to be the ones to the left. At 8-10 weeks, it should be easy to tell which are male and female though. Cockerals have red combs. Your best bet is to pick one that has the lightest/smallest comb and thin legs.
     
  7. Ralph Moyer

    Ralph Moyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are not the rumpless variety,the pullets will also have longer tail feathers than the cockerals.
     
  8. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thank you so much for your help. I now have the pullet. What do you think? Did I pick a girl? (she is about 8 weeks)


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  9. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like a definite girl[​IMG] Good pick :)
     
  10. fancyfeathers38

    fancyfeathers38 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good gob. She's very cute!
     

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