Sexing Houdan Chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jessi.Smith, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Jessi.Smith

    Jessi.Smith Songster

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    I have two Houdan chicks that are 6 1/2 weeks old. Little D is the first pic and Big D is the second (for the dots on their heads when they were tiny). At first I thought we had one of each sex because one feathered faster than the other. But now, I am not sure. They both have waddles and chest bump each other more often than the other chicks and they like to chase around the other chicks. We are keeping them both no matter what the sex, but I hate waiting to know.
     

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  2. Kylo_Hen!

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    i need a pic of the tail but hard to tell how old is it?
     
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  3. Jessi.Smith

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    6 1/2 weeks old. I will go try and get some pictures or their tails.
     
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  4. Jessi.Smith

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    Pic #1 is Big D, pic #3 is Little D, and in the 2nd, Big D on the left, Little D on the right. Do those pics help?
     

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  5. RodNTN

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    I have never kept Houdans before, thus I have never sexed any, but those chicks have very red combs/wattles for their age.
     
  6. Jessi.Smith

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    That's what I am thinking. They are both friendly and quick to explore. That with the chest bumping and eye balling each other is leading me to think boys.
     
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  7. RodNTN

    RodNTN Hatchaolic

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    I'm guessing cockerels :)
     
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  8. Jessi.Smith

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    Thank you!
     
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  9. Crazy for Chickens!

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  10. Jessi.Smith

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    Thanks :)
     

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