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sexing?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ozarkmomma, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. ozarkmomma

    ozarkmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old do chicks need to be before you can tell the sex? What are things that differentiate a roo from a pullet? Thanks
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Look around at some pictures. The boys will have bigger, redder combs.

    Take some pictures and post them in the "What breed or gender is this?" section. Somebody will know what they are.

    That is my best advice! I'm hopeless.
     
  3. cinnamongirl

    cinnamongirl Out Of The Brooder

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    The Raising Chickens For Dummies book says once they start getting their hackle feathers you can sometimes tell the boys from the girls by the tips of the feathers. Boys have pointed and girls have more rounded tips.
     
  4. Pick-a-LilyFarm

    Pick-a-LilyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually by 5 weeks you can tell. The roos will have obvious red wattles and comb, while the girls won't.
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Also, depends on the breed. Barred breeds like the Barred Plymouth Rock, Cuckoo Marans and Dominiques can be sexed pretty reliably at hatch.
     

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