"Sheila or Bloke"?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bantymum, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, thought Id use an Aussie translation for is this a boy or a girl???
    The parents are Hylines.
    This little one has a tail!!
    My friend asked me to ask you if you can tell what the gender is, the others dont have tails.
    Please help!!!
    Thanks, by the way, that isnt my hand!!!!I dont wear a watch and I have pale pink nailpolish!!!
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    Last edited: Dec 31, 2007
  2. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    bumpety bump, man this road is bumpy!!!![​IMG]
     
  3. rufus

    rufus Overrun With Chickens

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    So someone from Australia posted in one of the other chicken websites that if you laid the chick down on his back in the palm of your hand and the chick retracted both legs, it is a hen, if it retracted one leg and extended the other, it was a rooster.

    Try it. Surely an Aussie wouldn't put us on, would they?

    What if it extended both legs?

    Rufus
     
  4. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow, ill have to get her to try that.
    This lady really needs help with this, and she is my landlord so Id really like to try.
    Pretty please at least have a shot at this!!
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That bird is way too young to tell if its a boy or girl. Try posting a new pic in a few weeks.

    Jody
     
  6. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just thought with a little tail like that.......
     
  7. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
    Franklin, TN
    Several of my 1 week olds had their tail feathers coming in while most of them didn't. I asked if it were an early indication of sex and was told no. [​IMG] It would've been nice if that could be the case, but pretty soon all the other chicks will have tails like that, too.
     
  8. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a newbie here so please take this at face value I just got my first day old chicks in early Nov but I had read somewhere about cockerels getting their tails later I watched carefully and the last one toi get tail feathers I marked and low and behold he is the bloke at 7 weeks he even tries (not very well) to crow, and protect his girls.
     
  9. bantymum

    bantymum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks, Yes, these are hylines at 4 weeks old and half of them dont have a tail and the rest have one.
    I know some breeds are easy to sex because of the tail.
    I dont breed standards: just silkies and ducks so im in the dark here.
     
  10. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    There are some breeds in which the girls feather out quicker than the boys, but they have to be bred for that.
    I'm not sure which breeds are which!
     

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