What Gender on Oddball chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by micheleomal, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 chicks that I hatched that are the only ones of their breeds to hatch. It is hard to compare chicks when they are the only ones. If you could help me sex them I would appreciate it.
    Chick 1: Salmon Faverolle age 23 days[​IMG]
    Primary feathers came in black, but now there seems to be more tan, "shoulder" feathers are more tan.
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    Chick 2; Light Brahma 18 days old ( I know these are notoriously hard to sex at this age)
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    I was just hoping that the tail and wing feathers might be an indicator. It's just so hard without another one to compare to.
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am no expert, so someone please correct me if i'm wrong. the salmon looks like a boy to me judging by wing feathers because i have a salmon about the same age they has light tanish pink feathers...WAY lighter than yours.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    The Faverolles chick is a cockerel.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree the Faverolles is a cockerel. The dark coloring in its flight feathers is a dead giveaway. The Light Brahmas are too young to sex accurately at this age. I would suggest posting again in about 5 weeks. By then their gender should be obvious.
     
  5. micheleomal

    micheleomal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies. I will keep the Faverolles a bit longer then put him up for sale. I wish I could keep a rooster. This breed has the most spectacular roos! I'll post the light brahma pics in a few weeks for an update. I also have some BCM chicks about 4 weeks old that look alike so I can't tell with them either. I'll post them in a couple weeks too.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. dragon30276

    dragon30276 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    male for first not sure on second
     

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