What gender? 4-5wks old

Jacilyn253

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2 isla Brown's
A golden laced wyandotte
A silver lace wyandotte
Please help sex my new little chicks. Dying to know what we have got. Have looked at them all day but am quite the newbie with chickens
 

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Frazzemrat1

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You're Isas are female colored, so; they can be nothing but female.

The wyandottes are very suspicious. its a little early for them... but their combs are large. Also, the gold laced is either very horribly laced, or a male, based upon the coloring.
I'd give it 2-3 more weeks on the wyandottes, and rest assured that the Isas, which are a form of red sex link, are female based upon color.
 

Jacilyn253

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Sep 5, 2019
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You're Isas are female colored, so; they can be nothing but female.

The wyandottes are very suspicious. its a little early for them... but their combs are large. Also, the gold laced is either very horribly laced, or a male, based upon the coloring.
I'd give it 2-3 more weeks on the wyandottes, and rest assured that the Isas, which are a form of red sex link, are female based upon color.


So happy I have at least have 2 hens I will have to look into the red sex link sounds interesting!

The gold one certainly likes to be a bit dominant over the others. The two wyandottes seem to have slightly thicker legs compared to the isa hens but I'm not sure if it would be reliable comparing between 2 different breeds? The gold certainly feels heavier and sturdier than the 2 isa girls. Comparing the two wyandottes, their crests appear very different in shape would this mean one is a hen and one a rooster?


Thanks
 

Frazzemrat1

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So happy I have at least have 2 hens I will have to look into the red sex link sounds interesting!

The gold one certainly likes to be a bit dominant over the others. The two wyandottes seem to have slightly thicker legs compared to the isa hens but I'm not sure if it would be reliable comparing between 2 different breeds? The gold certainly feels heavier and sturdier than the 2 isa girls. Comparing the two wyandottes, their crests appear very different in shape would this mean one is a hen and one a rooster?


Thanks

For the record... they're pullets.
Female chickens are pullets until they're a year old. Then their hens.
male chickens are cockerels until they're a year old. Then they're roosters.
 

Jacilyn253

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Sep 5, 2019
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For the record... they're pullets.
Female chickens are pullets until they're a year old. Then their hens.
male chickens are cockerels until they're a year old. Then they're roosters.

I was wondering when I was researching why there was so many different names I just thought it was people's preference but makes sense now, thanks
 

cstephens1987

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I was wondering when I was researching why there was so many different names I just thought it was people's preference but makes sense now, thanks
Yeah, it's somewhat semantic but good to know. Also in the UK I've heard they use rooster as a term for all males regardless of age, cockerel for juveniles like we do, and cock for mature males. I've also heard people say that pullets are hens after point of lay. I like the clear time based boundaries myself for nomenclature.
 

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