Sexing by comb??

josh

Songster
11 Years
Mar 22, 2008
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2
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Western Kentucky
Is there a way to tell if they are roos or pullets by looking at the combs. They are starting to get wing feathers but I don't know how old they are.
 
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grullablue

Songster
11 Years
Feb 27, 2008
326
6
154
Madison, Wisconsin
With my leghorns last year, it was very noticeable by three weeks, maybe sooner (I just have pics at three weeks of age to prove it) that there was a difference in the combs. I had 6 roosters out of my 15 chicks.

This year I have 10 RIRs and black australorps (10 in all) and I ordered all pullets. They are 5 weeks old now, and no sign that there is a stray roo in there based on the combs.

I'm sure breeds are different....but with my leghorns, it was obvious quite early which ones were the roos!

Angie
 

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