Sexing chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by emmarouth17, May 17, 2016.

  1. emmarouth17

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    I posted some pics a little while ago of my chicks any ideas now there a bit older what sex they might be. [​IMG]this is dimond my 5 week old splash orpington
     
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    This is opal my 5 week old Appenzell's [​IMG]
     
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    This is fuzzy my 4 week old marron[​IMG]
     
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    This is my other 4week old matron chick [​IMG]
     
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    This is my 5 week old barnvellda chick[​IMG]
     
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    This is my 5week old aracarna
     
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  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    You are not going to like me. At four to five weeks it can be a bit hard to be sure, but I’ll try to give my opinion.

    Dimond – Comb, heavy legs, posture – male
    Opal – Hard to tell but the wattles are bright red – probably male
    Fuzzy – Wattles and comb - male
    Other Matron – Wattles and comb - male
    Barnvelda –Legs, comb, wattles - male
    Aracarna – Looks like a single comb so not an Araucana, instead is an EE. The size of the comb is a little worrying, at least it isn’t bright red, but looks like possibly a female. But this one could go either way.

    Don’t do anything drastic until they get older, it is still fairly young. I’ve had hatches like this though. I think you have had some rotten luck.
     
  9. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I didn't know they had a cockerel bin at feed stores. LOL. Are these extras in a hatchery order? You have other birds right? Any extra birds in a hatchery order will be cockerels. So if you purchased a dozen birds and go these extra it all makes sense.

    Can't say on the crested bird. No experience with this comb type or breed.
    Last bird may be a pullet.
    All others are cockerel.

    I'm with Ridgrunner of them. Wait a week on last bird to see if it's getting red in comb. If so it's a cockerel.
     
  10. emmarouth17

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    They arnt exstras in a hatchery order I think its just bad luck Are u sure all of them are males except the last ? x @Egghead_Jr
     

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