Sexing by comb??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by josh, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. josh

    josh Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    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.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    What breed? Can you post pics? It may be too early to tell, but it's always fun to look at pics and guess.
  3. grullablue

    grullablue Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    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!


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