what age can you tell at?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by senrabruk, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. senrabruk

    senrabruk Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some Sumatra chicks that are about 7 weeks old I was woundering if anyone knows around what age I can tell if they are boys or girls?
    And what to look for?
    thank you [​IMG]
    Micah
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  2. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    Hmm not positive about the age, but what you are looking at mainly is the comb - A hen's comb won't turn red (or dark pink) until she is ready to start laying (within a couple weeks normally); whereas a Roo's comb will start to turn at a much earlier age. If you can post some pics I am sure your friendly, neighborhood BYCers can help you identify gender [​IMG]
     
  3. senrabruk

    senrabruk Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you soo much!! I will get pics as soon as possible (but do I need to put them in the other forum?)
     

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