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Thai Game Chicks when to tell gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Crazyland, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    I have 6 chicks that I picked up a few weeks ago.
    I would like to know when I can start to tell the difference between the genders.
    I'll post pictures later of the crew.
    Thanks.
    Off to bed... [​IMG]
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Cannot wait for pictures [​IMG]
     
  3. pride&joy

    pride&joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Orientals can be tricky at times, but I'll give it a shot once you post photos.

    -Daniel
     
  5. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    Ok well I was able to finally get some pictures. They are about 7 weeks now. There are 2 of each color.

    #1 Black
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    #2 Black
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    #3 Red
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    #4 Red
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    #5 Buff
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    #6 Buff
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  6. pride&joy

    pride&joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am no expert but I would say #’s 1, 3, 4 are your males but let’s see what others have to say?
     
  7. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    I want a 1/5 ratio... or all girls! [​IMG]
     
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    pride&joy :

    I am no expert but I would say #’s 1, 3, 4 are your males but let’s see what others have to say?

    I think so as well.

    -Daniel​
     
  9. Tropical Chook

    Tropical Chook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have Thai games and I still battle telling the difference. I can tell you though, that the females will mature quicker than the males. By that I mean they will have all their feathers while the roosters will still be growing some of theirs. You'll also soon start to notice some get sharp pointed feathers, not only around their necks, but also where the body and tail meet. If you see those feathers, it's a rooster 100% guaranteed.

    Strange as what this may sound, but so far all my buff color ones have been hens, and to be honest, so have all the other buffs I've seen running about over here. One of my buffs just hatched 6 out of 7 eggs during the night [​IMG] Hope the last remaining eggs hatches today. I need to clear all the broodies out of the coop so they can decide who belongs to who because there are four broodies but only two hatches.

    Don't worry if you only end up with two or three hens because I can assure you, the Thai games breed like rabbits [​IMG] Oh, and once your hens mature and start laying, you had better be quick with collecting eggs because the minute they see an egg, or even hear someone mention one, they go broody [​IMG] Right now, out of 6 mature hens, 5 are broody. Great for hatching eggs, but bad for breakfast times.
     
  10. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    LOL I wanted the hens for being broody and laying eggs.
    Plus they just look wicked! at first they reminded me of dinosaurs, now it is vultures and eagle chicks. [​IMG]
    They certainly don't mind being handled a lot. I like that.
    I guess I really need to wait for some saddle feathers. Only a little longer.
    But then I have to decide what to do with the extra roos. I already have 6 roos of various breeds.
     

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