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sexing chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jimandcaitlin, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. jimandcaitlin

    jimandcaitlin Out Of The Brooder

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    We just hatched 11 chicks. Dad is an EE, most of the hens are mutts. I got this one little chick I really like but its so pretty I'm thinking it's def a rooster. Thoughts?
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    Last edited: Jan 14, 2015
  2. Milkshake

    Milkshake Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you may have to wait for sexing that chick, it could be a rooster but you have to let it grow.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    It's too young to determine gender. I'd post more photos when "it" is at least 6 weeks old.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Being colorful as a chick has nothing to do with gender...unless it is an autosexing breed where the color will indicate such.

    Since you have mutts with an EE, you will get a lot of assortment and this little chick looks more wild type.

    Watch and wait to see if it develops the mature adult feathers of a roo, where color often does matter....although I have some pretty hens.

    Lady of McCamley
     
  6. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    X 2 - in the mean time just enjoy watching them grow and change.
     
  7. Corydg

    Corydg Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]Anyone have any comments on what my frizzle cochin and regular cochin might be. They are about 2.5 weeks old. The frizzle has a comb appearing and shorter tail and the other does not.
    I also have a pair of 5 week old half ayem cemani and half mystery breed. Im thinking the darker one is a roo guven the comb compared to his sister. He is so sweet but peck[​IMG]1/id/6701[​IMG]659/width/200/height/400[/IMG]s endlessly at the little ones so I had to separate them.
     
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  8. Corydg

    Corydg Out Of The Brooder

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    Im also wondering if anyone can guess what colors these all may be. Im totally new to this as of last week!
    thank you so much for any replies
     

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