ptvclaire

In the Brooder
Jun 10, 2017
12
3
19
My chicks are about 8 weeks old, and I feel like I should know for the most part now. I have 12 currently and hoping I will end up with about 9 hens so I have space to get more next spring. One rooster has been identified for sure so I am down to 11. Here are four that I'm wondering about
Chick 1: Cochin Bantam, bought straight run
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Chick #2: Asian Black, bought straight run. It was the first one to get really big so we thought rooster for sure, but there was hardly comb development.
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Chick #3: Light Brown Leghorn is what we think it is, bought straight run.
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Lastly chick #4. Buff orpington, bought as pullets, but with the occasional inaccuracy I thought it might be possibly a rooster because it's developed further than the other.
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Thanks for the help!
 

ScottKelly1974

Songster
May 6, 2016
307
217
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Colorado
I have a question about chick development. This is my first time with hatched eggs. I raised chicks but after they were sexed. I have not sexed my chicks, but I have noticed some developmental differences. I have three different breeds of chick. The chicks are almost two weeks old. Three chicks have an exposed comb whereas the others are barely visible. Does this mean anything. Then another chick, the wing feathers appear to form a straight edge/same length compared to the other two of the same breed have a classic pointed wing shape. Again, does this indicate anything?

Thanks for your help!
 

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