sexing pea and cushion combs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by snywalker, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't tell what some of my chicks are. I am more familiar with single combs. They are 12 weeks old.

    Chick #1 very small comb, but red
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    Chick #2
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    Chick #3 very wide comb area, but nor red and doesn't really stand up
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    Chicks #4 & #5
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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1, #2, and #4 look like pullets. But #3 and #5 are a little suspicious.
     
  3. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am guessing that you are suspicious of #3 & #5 because of the comb area, but what makes you think pullet for #1? I am just trying to figure out what I should be looking for with my other chicks.
     
  4. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because the size of the comb is usually more accurate, it probably just became more red earlier than the other girls. do you have a side picture of #1?
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    2, 3 and 4 look like pullets.

    Can we get a profile pics of 1 and 5?

    What is bird 3?
     
  6. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #1 without flash
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    With flash
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  7. snywalker

    snywalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    #5
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    #3 I think he is a partridge chantecler
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  8. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    #1 is a cockrel; red comb. Mary
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with donrae
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sorry, I meant full body profile pics in good light. There's more to sexing than just combs.
     

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