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What breed and sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cbostow, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. cbostow

    cbostow In the Brooder

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    Hi all,
    I got these chicks 4.5 weeks ago so they are about 5 weeks old. Could you help me tell what breed they may be as well as their sex. I got them out of a random "pullet" so I am hoping they are females. [​IMG]. The one that is a silver laced Sebright (totally guessing but feel confident) is a close up of the head. Hoping it is a hen as well.
     
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    they are showing some red combs and wattles at this early age - another 3 weeks and you can get more than a guess. The silver laced Sebright will be harder to sex. Both genders have "henny" feathers so can be more difficult to decide.
     
  3. cbostow

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    So does that mean a rooster? Sorry I am all new to this
     
  4. -Wirth-

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    Cockerels (young roosters) tend to get more red in the combs and wattles at an early age. I think that's what you are asking.
     
  5. cbostow

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    Thanks for your inputs. I am so sad at this[​IMG] I am not allowed to have roosters. My 4 year old will be so sad. So there is no breed that may be a gen with a red comb at 5-6 weeks? Well I guess I will hope the red and California grey are hens... as well as my silkies
     
  6. -Wirth-

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    What she was saying was that although they are showing signs of being cockerel at this point, if you post new pictures at 8 weeks of age we can give you a better guess at sex.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Sebright looks like a pullet. The other two are cockerels.
     

  8. cbostow

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    I was also looking at the feathers on the neck. They don't seem pointy to me. Haha sorry I am so eager to know. The stores only carry chicks for so long and my goal was to have 4 egg layers. I can't have roosters per the ordinance. Also, I am limited on 8 chickens. Thank you to all who have given input. Also, what do people do with roosters when they can't have them? I don't know if I would be able to use them for meat, I have never done that before.[​IMG]
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Pullets, regardless of breed, do not begin to develop in the comb until they are near laying age. A bright red comb by 8 weeks old is a sure indication of a male.
     
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  10. cbostow

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    Ok thank you. I will try to get two more to replace these guys! :/
     

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