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Sexing Americauna chicks at 3 weeks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by eggxentric, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. eggxentric

    eggxentric Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 3 week old Americauna and am wondering about its gender. Is there any way to tell at this age? Tail feathers? Comb development? Behavior?

    thanks!
     
  2. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, not that I know of -- sorry. Around 6 weeks you can start to pick out the obvious Roo's but some are still iffy. I had 4 and knew two were roo's at about 6 weeks, but was iffy on the other two. Ended up with one pullet (I was pretty sure by 8 weeks) and a cockeral who I just figured out for sure today. My first sign was the 3 row comb showing.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    A bit too early to sex Ameraucanas or Easter Eggers, either one. You can usually tell by five or six weeks, though.
     
  4. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read, they can be particularly difficult to sex.
     

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