Sexing chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by twarden, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. twarden

    twarden New Egg

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    I have four cream legbar/black copper marans. They are about 2 weeks old. Can anyone help with trying to sex them? Thanks

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    They are little young to say for sure but the black/white one with feathers on its legs is looking like a cockerel.
     
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  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Those are on the young side to try and sex them by their combs. If you can get a picture of the wing stretched out. I know some people doubt the method I use but it has never failed me.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Your chicks are too young to sex with certainty of accuracy at this point. I would suggest re-posting their pics in about 5-6 weeks on our What Breed or Gender is This? section in Chicken Breeds under the forum at the top of the page and letting our experts there take a look at them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Cute chicks!
     
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. What adorable chicks! But I agree, a little too young to tell for sure. [​IMG]
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Please wait till they are 6-8 weeks old. If you are in a hurry to sex them and sell them, you could be very wrong this early
     
  9. twarden

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  10. mamawright

    mamawright Out Of The Brooder

    @Birdrain92 Could you let us know what you look for when sexing chicks by their wings? We are in the "city" and can not have roosters and most the people in my area who are selling chicks sell them unsexed so I'd like to know as much as I can in trying to determine what they are as best I can before bringing them home, falling in love and then finding I can't keep them if they're roos!

    Thanks so much
     
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