Sexing my pekins

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dicarroll, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. dicarroll

    dicarroll Just Hatched

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    Please can you help sex these two?
     
  2. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking hens! How old are they! They are beautiful!!!
     
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  3. dicarroll

    dicarroll Just Hatched

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    I got them at the beginning of August and they were 8 weeks old so they must be around 13/14 weeks now [​IMG]
     
  4. dicarroll

    dicarroll Just Hatched

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    Here's another pic
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  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I would say you have cockerels there. Have they not crowed yet? They are very red and have pronounced combs and wattles for 13/14 weeks old.
     
  6. dicarroll

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    Nope, no crowing, they haven't even clucked yet, still chirp like chicks! I simply can not tell what sex they are and i just can't bring myself to name them until I know if I'll be able to keep them :(
     
  7. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At first glance, they looked like roosters to me. But then I looked at your pictures more closely, and I don't see any male feathering. But their combs are really red for their age....At this point they could be either...If they start to develop male feathers, then you have boys.
     
  8. dicarroll

    dicarroll Just Hatched

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    Could you define "male feathering" please? They both have feathered feet but I believe this is a pekin trait of both sexes? These two really have me stumped [​IMG]
     
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  10. BaileyMChicks

    BaileyMChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male feathering would be long, semi translucent, shiny feathers in the neck and in between the back and tail feathers. Those feathers are called hackle and saddle feathers. I'll add a picture.

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    *this is not my picture. I repeat, NOT MY PICTURE. I got it off of google images. Credit goes to the original owner of the photo*
     
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