What gender are my five 2 month old Plymouth Rock x chicks?

daynamariex

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I know that hen's flight feathers should be straight and a rooster's should be longer at the ends, and I can see that difference in the pics, but I just want confirmation from someone with experience please. How many roosters should we be preparing for?






 

daynamariex

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Where they live it's currently night, I haven't actually seen them since they were eggs, but I'm gonna Skype them later so I'll ask my dad to take more detailed photos.
 

keesmom

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Feather sexing only works for certain hybrids bred for the trait. It also only works on day olds.
 

daynamariex

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The website I saw said checking the flight feathers was best at 2 months old, I didn't think newborns had flight feathers. What would you suggest as the best way to tell a 2 month old chick's gender?
 

keesmom

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The website I saw said checking the flight feathers was best at 2 months old, I didn't think newborns had flight feathers. What would you suggest as the best way to tell a 2 month old chick's gender?
By the comb, and to a lesser extent leg size. At 2 months old it should be obvious. Whole body pictures would be helpful.
 

daynamariex

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I'll get some hopefully in an hour or so, I haven't met them yet but my dad thinks at least 3 are roosters...
 
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daynamariex

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I'll post individual pics in a minute, this is them a billion times bigger than when I last got sent pics of them! All of the stripey ones have blackish legs and tiny combs, the white ones have bigger combs...
 
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