Sexing Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ncCHICKS, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. ncCHICKS

    ncCHICKS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 chicks, all different breeds, born 1 day apart. They are Dominique, Delaware and correct spelling if I'm wrong, Americauna. The Delaware and Americauna showed their combs coming in orange at 4 and a half weeks. At 6 weeks today, the dominique is still yellow combed. I bought them sexed, but I'm not sure. I wanted all hens, but it appears to be 2 roos. The Delaware is the smallest and the Americauna is the largest.


    HELP PLEASE, and so sorry, no pics.:eek:
     
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Hi and welcome to BYC!
    Without pics, this is the only help I can offer:

    According to UC Davis Veterinary Care Program.
    2. Physical Characteristics (4-6 weeks of age)
    a. Comb – The cockerels comb is medium size and pinkish, the pullets is small and yellowish.
    b. Legs – The cockerel’s legs are sturdy and long, the pullets are finer and shorter.
    c. Tail – The cockerel’s tail is stumpy and curved, the pullets is longer and straight.
    d. Back – The cockerel has a thin line of stub feathers down the center of his back, the pullet has more advanced feathering along the center of her back.
    e. Side of neck, flank and crop – The feathering in the cockerel in these areas is poorly advanced, the pullets feathering in these areas is well advanced.
    f. Wing bows – In the cockerel the wing bows are bare, in pullets the wing bows are covered with small feathers.

    Hope someone else comes along that can help you.
    Good luck!
     

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