@ what age do you tell what the sex of your chicks are :jumpy


9 Years
Mar 5, 2010
Dublin TEXAS
I was just wondering at what age can you tell the sex
of your chicks, I have buff orpington if that helps
gonzo&hispeeps :

With the buff orps, I'd watch for comb color, and size. Got any pics? The Roo's will be redder, and larger.

I agree.​
This might help too...

Sexing chicks-4-6wks of age
According to UC Davis Veterinary Care Program.
2. Physical Characteristics (4-6 weeks of age)
a. Comb – The cockerels comb is medium size and pinkish, the pullets is small and yellowish.
b. Legs – The cockerel’s legs are sturdy and long, the pullets are finer and shorter.
c. Tail – The cockerel’s tail is stumpy and curved, the pullets is longer and straight.
d. Back – The cockerel has a thin line of stub feathers down the center of his back, the pullet has more advanced feathering along the center of her back.
e. Side of neck, flank and crop – The feathering in the cockerel in these areas is poorly advanced, the pullets feathering in these areas is well advanced.
f. Wing bows – In the cockerel the wing bows are bare, in pullets the wing bows are covered with small feathers.

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