Sexing 5 week old chicks

cchicks4

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What do you guys think? I have two out of six new chicks that I can’t tell if they will be hens or roosters. They are the only two that tend to play fight and have stare offs. The six I bought were supposed to be sexed (female), however, after I bought them the lady said “if you happen to get a rooster just let me know” ... and now I’m thinking I may have a couple.. also they are around 5.5 weeks old
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Picture 1 : The large white one on the right has a larger cone and wattle compared to the other white one.

Picture 2 : also a more developed cone and wattle but they look sort of pinkish red .. Not sure if it’s just the breed though
 

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ReseisCL16

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It's probably too young to tell, but the one in the second picture (the grayish one) may just be roo based on the larger comb and wattles. But like I said, I've had cockrels that I swear I've heard crowing and end up laying an egg, so you never really know what they have in store. Chickens are weird like that...
 

cchicks4

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Feb 27, 2018
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It's probably too young to tell, but the one in the second picture (the grayish one) may just be roo based on the larger comb and wattles. But like I said, I've had cockrels that I swear I've heard crowing and end up laying an egg, so you never really know what they have in store. Chickens are weird like that...

Thanks for the reply! Ahh yes. The anticipation is too much.. It is hard to tell.
 

cchicks4

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Thanks everyone for the replies! They’re fairly friendly birds, especially the blue/gray one who seems to be the less dominant one. What is everyone’s thoughts on keeping both with a small female to male ratio (I will only have 7 females)
 

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Thanks everyone for the replies! They’re fairly friendly birds, especially the blue/gray one who seems to be the less dominant one. What is everyone’s thoughts on keeping both with a small female to male ratio (I will only have 7 females)
Try it, monitor for issues and hope for the best..... no way to know if it'll work without trying. Have plan b ready if it doesn't.
 

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