1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

What gender is my approx. 3 week old Serama chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BurdBrain, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. BurdBrain

    BurdBrain Out Of The Brooder

    62
    0
    29
    Sep 22, 2011
    For as long as I've kept chickens, I've always just waited impatiently until the gender was totally obvious, but I've been noticing how early some of you start posting pics of your chicks and asking the gender, so I thought I'd give it a try. Would anyone mind taking a guess on this little one? As the title states, s/he is approximately three weeks old.

    Another question for fellow Serama owners: Are Seramas really slow to develop or something? This is my first time raising a Serama, but this one seems to be developing really slowly, and it's starting to concern me. Her diet is Organic start n' grow, mixed in with a little bit of fresh grass.

    A shot of the comb.
    [​IMG]

    In my personal experience, I've noticed that boys tend to feather out more slowly, but like I said, I usually wait a little longer before I start guessing. Here's a shot of the feather development:
    [​IMG]

    Here's a shot of the tail. I know the tail is can be a little unreliable when they're so young, but I wanted to post it just in case.
    [​IMG]
     
  2. ruthless

    ruthless Chillin' With My Peeps

    880
    2
    121
    Nov 7, 2010
    Mount Vernon, Mo
    Some Serama cockerals will start showing reddening comb at 3 weeks but others may take several more weeks. You cannot be sure it is pullet for awhile yet.

    A full body shot would help also not so close up. Comb is enlarging, so may be male.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by