What genders?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by FourteenChicks, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. FourteenChicks

    FourteenChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have gotten 5 chicks. Ones a polish and I think the others are Cochin bantams. They are 4 weeks old. How old should they be when you can tell when they are hens/roosters?
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Probably within 5 weeks
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My bantam cochin boys are very apparent by 6 weeks. Can't help you with the Polish, sorry.
     
  4. FourteenChicks

    FourteenChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok thanks guys! :D
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    You should have a good idea of gender when your chicks are about 8 weeks old. Some cockerels take longer to mature, though, and won't become obvious until they're older.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You may be able to begin telling gender even at this age. Any chicks with large red combs at this age are likely males. You will be more certain as they get older.
     

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