Sexing 5 week old chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cchicks4, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. cchicks4

    cchicks4 Chirping

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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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  2. ReseisCL16

    ReseisCL16 Songster

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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...
     
  3. cchicks4

    cchicks4 Chirping

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

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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  5. tuesdaylove

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    Both the close white chicken and the black one look like roosters.
     
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chook Snuggler

    Agree, one of the whites is a handsome cockerel, and so is the blue. :)

    ~Alex
     
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  7. 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)
     
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. .....

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    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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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    white bird closest to camera and dark bird are cockerels
     

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