Sexing my birds.

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by DreamlandGardens, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. DreamlandGardens

    DreamlandGardens Hatching

    Sep 17, 2008
    Asheville NC
    Does anyone have pix of Male and female Black Sex links and Cukoo Marans?
    We don't have a camera, or I would post them.
    I thought you could tell Sex links at hatching? What am I looking for? I have no idea.
    My Maran was the smallest when I got them, but has gotten big and pretty, her/his comb is getting large and spiky. The sex link is smaller, but also getting a bigger crown than my buff, americana & auracana. Those 3 tend to stay together, and the sex link and maran hang out.....
    What would be the worst case scenario if I kept the 2 (possible boys)? The farm we got them from said they will give us 2 girls as that is what we wanted, but I am hesitant to get rid of the 2....can we keep 7? (1/2 acre)

    Thanks for everyone's help. We are new at this and just learning.

    Funny thing, the Seinfeld just came on when Kramer gets a roo thinking it is a hen....
    "that must explain the no eggs..."


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