Sexing chickens

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by demibrix, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. demibrix

    demibrix Hatching

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    My first flock is about 3 months old. When will I know for sure all six are female? I keep watching for someone's comb to be brighter or for leg spurs, but so far I haven't noticed anything different. Is it too soon?
     
  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    They should be old enough to tell now. If all their combs/wattles are small they are all pullets. But if they have a pretty developed/big comb/wattle they are most likely roos.

    ETA: I looked through your blog and they seem to be pullets.
     
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  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

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    When they lay eggs!

    Not being totally facetious as I have been fooled completely in the past by some chickens who choose to have entirely ambiguous looks.

    Hope they lay eggs for you soon,

    Sandie
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    Yes, I was told, of my bantams, that three were pullets and the other two they thought were roos. Well when the eggs came, only two were laying and the third, whom I was assured was a phoenix bantam, never layed and egg, never crowed either but tries to breed with the two pullets. It is not a phoenix but a phoenix game bird bantam cross.
    Caroline
     

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