Trying to guess gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by iamrobotbug, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. iamrobotbug

    iamrobotbug In the Brooder

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    I have four chicks that I hatched from eggs that should all be some sort of mix of Easter egger and true blue whiting, and am trying to guess gender at 7 weeks even though it seems like a fool’s errand. The eggs we got were clearly from a couple different hens, but the white chick and the brown chick both hatched from a pair of larger, pale blue eggs and the two black chicks hatched the next day from a pair of smaller, blue-green eggs. The white and brown chick have stayed consistently larger than the black chicks but all seem very healthy. That said, I think the white chick and the brown chick are actual siblings, which is why I want to use the comb size on the white one to say it’s a rooster as compared to the brown chick.
    The white chick has had a comb (which I guess is already red, though I’m not sure how red qualifies as red) since it was two weeks old, and the other three are only just in the last week (at 7 weeks) developing more visible little brown pea combs. It’s hard to get good pictures of them but I’ll include the better ones I have. Thinking I have a cockerel and three pullets but I won’t be surprised to find that i’m off the mark.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    The white one is the only male
     
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  3. iamrobotbug

    iamrobotbug In the Brooder

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    Just based on the comb? I’m inclined to agree because of the way it acts, and because it has little bumps where I think spurs are going to come in, and the other ones all seem so ladylike by comparison, but they say you can never tell and I especially have no experience doing so, so I figured I would put it to the community
     
  4. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I agree, I'm thinking you have three pullets and the one white cockerel :)
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Just based on comb.

    All chicks have those tiny bumps.
     
  6. iamrobotbug

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  7. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    The white chick is a cockerel the rest of the chicks are pullets.
     
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    Frazzemrat1 Free Ranging

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    Agreed, based upon that huge comb, and how red it is so young, the white one is a cockerel.
     
  9. cstephens1987

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    Brian is a cockerel, the others are pullets and BT is gorgeous
     
  10. iamrobotbug

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    Thanks! She’s my favorite, as much as I try not to play favorites
     

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