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Sexing 2 2 month old Rhode Island Red chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ozzy1, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Ozzy1

    Ozzy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey! :)
    My two Light Sussex chicks were pretty easy to sex - one cockerel and one pullet - but I'm not entirely sure about the sex of these two. Here's what they look like:

    Baby - [​IMG]

    Kofta - [​IMG]

    I think Kofta could be a pullet, but I'm not certain.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Sorry, Ozzy, I think that both are cockerels.
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I'd vote boy on both of them right now.
     
  4. sanmar4chickens

    sanmar4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you see in them.? Why you think they are cockerels?
     
  5. chickarooo

    chickarooo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cause you Can see the saddle feathers on kofta and baby
     
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  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both cockerels. These are the signs on which I base my decision:

    The tails are rather undeveloped--cockerels usually grow/feather in slower than pullets.
    The body shape is rather gangly/blocky, which is typical of a cockerel.
    Comb and wattles are prominent
    Legs are thick
    You can see the beginnings of pointed hackle (neck) and saddle (back) feathers--feathers of pullets in those areas are blunted and wide.
     
  7. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both are roosters.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    X2, the same reasons I was going to say cockerels
     
  9. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Ozzy1

    Ozzy1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys!
    It is a shame we ended up with 3/4 chicks being cockerels - there's gonna be a lot of crowing in a few months now! Hope the neighbours don't complain.
     

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