To early yet?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GlitterKitty, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    I am wondering the gender's of my 3 week old chicks (=

    Emily Rose~
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    Lily~
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    Comet/Princess Yue~
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    All of them ^_^
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    Thanks!!

    ETA: I also have a 13 week old Speckled Sussex cockeral that hasn't crowed yet... does that mean anything?
     
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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 24, 2009
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    First one it would depend on the color if it is pure. It has a light colored breast feathers like a pullet, but some color variations the roo also has light colored breast feathers. [​IMG]
    The other two must be silkies and I don't have any personal experience, but many people on here have waited 5+ months to figure out the sex of theirs.
    As for the 13 week SS roo......If you see all the signs of him being a roo then I would not worry about him crowing. If he is still young, some take longer than others to learn how to crow. If he gets chased by a dominate roo then he will learn quickly that crowing is bad when the other roo is around.
     
  3. GlitterKitty

    GlitterKitty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Quote:Oh! I forgot to put the breeds in! The first one is a complete mix [​IMG] And the last two are both Silkies. And yeah I have another dominate roo in the oen across from him so maybe he is just scaring him out of crowing [​IMG]
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Emily Rose is a hen for sure! [​IMG]
    Silkies - you'll have to wait awhile before you'll know their gender. I "Had" a Buff Silkie and I didn't know it's gender until 4 months, and even then it was really hard to tell! [​IMG]
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Yes, too early for an accurate guess.
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Not So - I sex 14 chicks at 2 weeks was right on everyone! [​IMG]
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Too early for me to guess....(maybe it's just me) but I wanted to say they are so pretty.....I love those feathery legs.......
     

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