the four peeps are about 18 weeks old. need help sexing them. PHOTOS

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peacebird, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1 has feathered cheeks that are almost constantly fluffed out like whiskers. My roo has that too. Does that make it likely this is a boy? None of the other three have this fluffy-cheek thing going. [​IMG]
    I have tried to see the difference between pointy feather tips and rounded on my hens and roo, and can't for the life of me figure that one out... None of the 4 have developed spurs yet, or tried to crow.
    I am SO hoping it's three hens and only one more roo..... [​IMG]
    oh - also, when do their combs grow? So far they are little short things, but the moms and dad all have tall combs.
     
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Can you post pictures?....or tell us what kind of chicks they are? Pretty hard to tell without seeing them.
     
  3. CovenantCreek

    CovenantCreek Chicks Rule!

    Oct 19, 2007
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    Pics will be needed, and maybe post them in the "what breed or gender is this" forum for the most traffic. It sounds like you have EEs, but if they're purebred then having muffs/tuffs would be required and not related to the sex of the bird.
     
  4. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is my rooster and the three "momma" hens.
    Here's the feather faced peep:
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    Here's one of the other peeps (note no bushy cheeks):
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  5. peacebird

    peacebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poppa and the four peeps....
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    The four peeps are girls. The puffy cheeks, is a beard!
     
  7. countryentertainment

    countryentertainment Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree they are all pullets. If you look at the side of your rooster- just to the front of the tail there are pointy feathers hanging down the side. Your pullets have rounded feathers in that area. The pointy feathers are more transparent on the edges than the rounded ones are. Wow are you lucky, we hatched 15 chicks last April and only 5 were pullets.

    Cindy
     
  8. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Very nice pictures!
     
  9. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    That is a really cute bearded lady you have. [​IMG]
     

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