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Sexing Americauna chicks at 3 weeks.

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

  1. eggxentric

    eggxentric In 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. 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 Songster

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

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