Sexing 2 month old chicks

youngbreeder

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Feb 22, 2017
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Hello, so i have 8 chicks aged 2 months and i was wondering for tips on how to sex them. I have seen and read abot sexing them based on their tale feather shape. Is this reliable because if it is true i have a few hens but around 2 have "hen like feathers" yet they have combs and waddles. Although not so big neither so small it is pink. Soo any idea.
Thanks
 

Chickassan

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I try to judge by the sheen on the feathers. A hen's feathers are dull or matte where a rooster's are shiny, glossy, or even greasy looking.This works well unless you're got a white chicken. The comb color is iffy but only because combs change between pink and red depending on temperature kind of hard to tell sometimes.
 

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