what age can you tell the sex?

sydney13

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what age are you guys able to tell the sex of the chicks? could you tell at 1 week or is that two early
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canada-goose

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Jul 16, 2009
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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!
 

asher

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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.
 

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