The Big Fat Is This A Rooster? Thread

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by XxMingirlxX, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Brissychick

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    Hello All

    My little chicks are growing fast I posted in January when they were 4 weeks old. One is confirmed as a roo but I thought I would post pictures of them to see if any are showing any Roo signs now they are 12/13 weeks old.
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  2. ShadesofSable

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    How accurate is 'leg size' as a method of sexing young chicks? I have some 2-3 week old silverlaced wynadottes and I think my favorite might be a boy. :/ It's legs are much thicker than one of the other chicks, same age and breed.
     
  3. XxMingirlxX

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    We'd have to see pics, I find that no one thing is a good indicator for males, I look for a combination of things, comb growth and width, leg thickness, attitudes to the other, feathering speed (males tend to feather slower and in different areas to females.)
     
  4. XxMingirlxX

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    They all look like pullets to me, the only one I'm unsure on is the speckled sussex. :)
     
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  5. ShadesofSable

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    Ok, I'll take a few good pictures soon. They all three seem to be feathering at the same rate, and other than the fact that one has a single comb instead of the rose comb all the comb sizes seem similar, but like I said they're still very young. Thank you!
     
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  6. WashingtonWino

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    I must chime in and say that it is REALLY helpful to newbies like me when people who post questionable chicks on here come back later and give us the pullet/rooster verdict once they know for sure (egg or crowing).
     
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  7. Renee572

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    I agree!
     
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  8. Katok8607

    Katok8607 In the Brooder

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    Any guesses of sex of the this one? It's 6.5 weeks old.[​IMG]
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  9. XxMingirlxX

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    I'd need a better picture of the head to be sure but I am thinking roo as its comb is very pink for six and a half weeks. If you look earlier up the page you'll see Brissy 13 week olds don't even look that pink in the comb so I inclined to believe roo.
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  10. ShadesofSable

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    I couldn't get the silver laced chicks to hold still, but I have a Rhode island red I'm also very suspicious of. It's about 2.5-3 weeks old. Here's some pics:

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