What Gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by banks, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. banks

    banks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have some chicks that are 7 weeks old now. Should I be able to tell them apart now, Sex wise?
    I have Barred Rocks, Astrolopes, RIR, NH Reds & Gold Sex Links all from Ideal. My problem is that I do not know what the extras are that they sent. Does anyone have a picture of my breeds at 7 weeks? You would think the BR would be the easiest. I ordered 4 BR and I have 6 that look the same except some are a little lighter in color (the black is not as bold) If I could see some pictures it would help. Thanks
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    If you can look at your BRs in a group and immediately notice light ones and darker ones, then the light ones are roosters The roosters will also have yellower legs while the hens have black shading on theirs. Sex links are sexable at hatch. That's why their called sex links.
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    post some pics...yes you should be able to tell their gender. as for the sex links their color at hatch will tell what gender they are. usally males will have bigger combs and wattles and they, for the most part, will be redder than pullets.
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Well, with those breeds, if you have any white birds, they're sex link males. Other than that, pics and we can sex them for you.

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