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Wattles on six week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LaurellO, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. LaurellO

    LaurellO In the Brooder

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    I am trying to sex my six week olds and would I be right in thinking any with obvious wattles would be roosters. I have Blue and Black Orpingtons, Silver and Gold laced Wyandottes and Barnevelders. I do not want to send any off to my Indian friend if they are not guaranteed to be roosters.
     

  2. Lil Chickie Mama

    Lil Chickie Mama Songster

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    I don't know what others will say about this, but I'd wait yet. I couldn't tell much of a difference until about 12 weeks or so. If your friend is planning on eating them then it toesn't matter much as you can't eat them until they are about 16-20 weeks anyway as they aren't big enough.
     
  3. TipsyDog

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    Let's see some pictures - maybe we can help!
     
  4. PunkinPeep

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    i would like to see pictures too....comparisons between the ones with and without wattles.

    however, i can say that with my pullet bo's, there were no noticeable wattles at six weeks---none at all really. so i would definitely be suspicious too.
     
  5. fldiver97

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    Aug 5, 2009
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    I would wait....My Wyandottes were differently developed as far as combs/wattles go....same size in body but at the same age one had good size wattles around 7-8 weeks and the other almost nothing. Same with comb....And they are all girls. [​IMG]
     
  6. LaurellO

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    Thanks for the replies. I am not too sure how to put up photos I have only just worked out how to put photo on profile. I will work on it. [​IMG]
     
  7. LaurellO

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    [​IMG] rooster? and [​IMG] hen?
     

  8. LaurellO

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    wow I managed to get photos up:)
     
  9. TipsyDog

    TipsyDog Songster

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    I think you may be right - roo, hen.
     
  10. PunkinPeep

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    i agree
     

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