When can I tell if she's a he?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by s6bee, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. s6bee

    s6bee Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    Western, NY
    Has anyone ordered from Meyer Hatchery in OH.? Did the extra chick turn out to be a roo? I'm counting on that happening but I'm not convinced yet.
    I have 4 week old chicks and of course they threw in an extra one. I've been trying to identify the breed they gave me but I don't care as much about that as I do if it's a HE!
    There is NO sign of a comb or waddles at 4wks.2 days old. Is smaller in sz. compared to my Deleware, and Austrolorp and BR. Looked like a Silver laced Wyandotte as a chick but a bit darker but is turning mostly black w/ a few specks of white. I am not good about posting pics. so if someone can guide me I'd appreciate it so I can do so.
    In general, when should I know if I have a Roo?

    Thanks guys
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    There is a sticky somewhere on how to post pics... as for when to pick out if it is a roo. 6-8 weeks is a good time if you have comparisons. If it's comb starts to pinken and redden earlier than the rest... you may have a roo. Girls's combs wont turn red till about 4 months old, rather than 2 months old for roos'.

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