Sexing 5 week old mutt chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by RoosRock, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. RoosRock

    RoosRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone,

    Question regarding my 5 week old chicks… more to come…. what gender are they???
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    I think this is a pullet… (mom is an easter egger and dad is an olive egger)

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    I think this is a cockerel…. (mom is an isbar and dad is an olive egger)

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    This one i'm not sure about…. (mom is a polish and dad is an olive egger)

    Smaller photos are at 3 weeks… here are some more that will be 5 weeks soon their pics coming soon!

    [​IMG]standard orpington x easter egger

    [​IMG]easter egger x olive egger
    [​IMG]isbar x olive egger

    [​IMG]cream crested legbar x olive egger
    [​IMG]polish x olive egger

    Thanks :)
     
  2. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. RoosRock

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    The olive egger rooster has strong silkie genes, that could be where the wide comb is from...
    Thanks so much GitaBooks, my guesses where different, it's so much fun to try figure these things out before hand "are you a boy or a girl?" Like they're going to tell us! LOL
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I thought I would know when I ordered specific genders from the hatchery. Turned out, most of them were wrong anyways. Sedgewick my rooster is a hen and my pullets Vanda, Delaware, and Shirley became Vick, Dexter and Sher Khan. [​IMG]
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you get pictures show the wings spread out? At this age trying to sex them based off of the comb is difficult. Some look as if they may have get a rose or pea comb. Here are some pictures to show what I kind of need the photo to look like.
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  6. RoosRock

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  7. RoosRock

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    Here are the rest of them face and wing shots….
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    this one is not quite 5 weeks yet, will be in 3 days!
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  8. Birdrain92

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    I made marks in red for my opinion.
     
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    Just so you can try to show you what I'm looking at.
    [​IMG] Here's a cockerel. Secondary feathers spread out, go right to the axial and then primary feathers.

    [​IMG] Pullet.Secondaries remain bunched together a small gap between the secondary feathers and the axial and primary feathers.
     
  10. RoosRock

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    Thanks Birdrain92, here's the 2 that weren't very good...
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    [​IMG] This one i think is a boy, based on his colouring, i think he's a black duckwing, he has a white head spot….
    let me know what you think
     

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