Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thunderkitty, May 7, 2007.

  1. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty In the Brooder

    I found someone locally who raises Americanas (straight run) and soo..I'm wondering being a newbie to chicks (I have my first batch now only a week old) whether I would be capable of sexing them if I wanted to go buy a few pullets from him. He sells them at 2-3 weeks old...Anyone have advice on this quandary?

  2. allen wranch

    allen wranch Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    San Marcos, TX
    With Ameraucanas and EasterEggers, you usually can't tell the sexs until 4-6 weeks. The cockerels are getting bigger as is their combs. The combs are also starting to turn red.
  3. thunderkitty

    thunderkitty In the Brooder

    Okay, thanks! Maybe I can make some kind of arrangement to get some once their a little older... then I'd be able to see this difference so I don't have to get roo's (which I'm not allowed to have.)

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