Sexing 3 week old chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by primalchick, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. primalchick

    primalchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks will be 3 weeks old tomorrow. I am really starting to notice a difference between some of them! I've read this is too early to sex them, but then I've also read that pullets start to get their wing and tail feathers sooner and the roos will have shorter/boxier wings at first? Mine are Wyandottes. A few of them are really getting feathered and a few are still quite fluffy.

    To compare...I think this one is a pullet?
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    Front one...maybe a roo? He is also quite agressive with the other chicks, he likes to stand up, puff out his chest and fly in their faces. He's kind of a little jerk lol But so cute!
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    The difference in their tail feathers especially is crazy to me!
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I don't know.. really young.. The front one wouldn't strike me as a cockerel, but the one on the right of it looks rooish to me.
     
  3. primalchick

    primalchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I know they are still really young, I am just impatient LOL It will be interesting to see if my hunches are correct!
     

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