"What Breed Or Gender is This?"

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SelenaLuvChicks, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. SelenaLuvChicks

    SelenaLuvChicks Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2011
    How can u tell if ur chicks is a male or female? [​IMG]
  2. pnptrapp

    pnptrapp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2012
    Sorento, IL
    I still have a hard time so I'll tell you the easiest way, and this was told to me by an experienced chicken farmer, "When they crow you'll know."

    Of course this doesn't help when they're still little and you want to seperate them before they become a problem. I've noticed the Roos tend to get their combs and waddles a little earlier, and at least in my experience tend to feather out quicker and with more feathers then the girls. They also tend to take on a protective role of the flock, and the others will follow their "orders."

    Sorry I can't be more specific, this is how I do it with my own flock, and I'd say I've got about a 70% batting ave.
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    bigger, redder comb and wattles faster than after 3 to 4 months the males start getting saddle feathers by the base of their tails

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