The sign that "she" is a he?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Leeloo11400, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Leeloo11400

    Leeloo11400 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have several baby chicks running around. A few I purchased (2 months old) and a few I hatched (few weeks younger). Yesterday afternoon the babies were dust bathing when one of my hatched chicks jumped on the back of a squatted female baby. Now, I know that they are not of breeding age, but this baby chick made the exact same move our breeding rooster does on a daily basis with our hens and continued until the female was able to shake him off. Would this be a sure sign that he is indeed a he? Or is this just a dominance thing at this age? Thanks so much.

    Leah
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    It's not a sure sign. It could be dominance or it could just ne normal play, especially at that age. Some adult hens will do this as a dominance thing, especially if there is no male in the flock.
     
  3. Leeloo11400

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    @Judy

    Thank you for responding and for the information. I don't really mind either way, I have never seen that before, though, so I wanted to get other's thoughts. Thank you. [​IMG]

    Leah
     

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