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

    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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