When and how can I sex my pekin/cochins?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Olivermarc88, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Olivermarc88

    Olivermarc88 Just Hatched

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to this but I've discovered it's quite addictive!!! I've just had my first hatch, unfortunately only one hatched of 6. So we purchased another pekin / cochin chick from a local breeder to keep each other company. At the moment they are 5 and 8 days old. When would I be able to sex them ? And how would I do it?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    You have to wait until they are 5-8 weeks. The roosters will get bigger pink combs by than. Some signs to watch for until that age is roosters often feather out slower, and they can still be mostly naked with just wing feathers while the pullets are mostly feathered.
     
  3. PatrickRoo

    PatrickRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerels may also have a slightly more aggressive attitude than a pullet.
     

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