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Too early to comb sex??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by freckle, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. freckle

    freckle New Egg

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    My 6 australorp chickies are just over 3 weeks old. I've been told that I can identify the sex by the size of the comb by this age.. Common sense tells me it's too early, or they are all one sex... Or others more experienced than me know what to look for.. If this is the case, can anyone help me??[​IMG]
     
  2. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    3 weeks is too young to accurately tell the sex based on comb development. I'd wait until your chicks are at least 6 weeks old, and then post new photos.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sometimes you can spot a rooster at this age, there are the early developers who sprout from the egg with a larger redder comb it seems. But, too early to say for sure who is a pullet.
     
  6. freckle

    freckle New Egg

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    Thanks for the link and the advice, much appreciated!
     

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