Sexing chickens

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

  1. demibrix

    demibrix New Egg

    Jul 2, 2010
    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

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2010
  3. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    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,

  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2009
    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.

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