Thought we'd ask..

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cafrhe, Oct 27, 2014.

  1. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We picked up 4 Ameraucana chicks. They are not sexed...We, of course are hoping for girls. Can anyone tell?[​IMG]

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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You will need to wait a few more weeks to be sure.
     
  3. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks! Wasnt sure how old they had to be to tell by the feathers.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    It is too young to tell gender. I'd post new photos when they are about 8 weeks old. By then, the cockerels will be developing larger, redder combs than the pullets (usually).

    Only a few breeds can be sexed by their wing feathering, and that happens when they are a day old. As birds mature, they can also be sexed by the development of pointed sex feathers in the saddle and hackle area. However, the pointed feathers can take a long time to appear, and are not the most reliable method of sexing young birds.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, it's too young to tell. Post more photos when they are at least four weeks old. Good luck with them!
     
  6. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!!
     

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