what age can you tell the sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sydney13, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    what age are you guys able to tell the sex of the chicks? could you tell at 1 week or is that two early [​IMG]
     
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    It totally depends on the breed.
     
  3. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    im wondering about a brahmas, cochins, barred rocks, ee, orpingtons, and jersey giants
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    It would be pretty hard to tell at one week. You could post some pictures and we could try to guess, though!
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I think with the majority of breeds, it takes more than a week unless you feather or vent sex them. The only breed out of those that I am familiar with is cochins and I could sometimes sex them around 2-3 weeks, but my guess was not always right.

    Barred rocks you can tell as day olds by the dot or splotch on their heads.
     
  6. sydney13

    sydney13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2010
    Massachusetts
    Quote:do males have a larger splotch on their head then pullets
     

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