When can you tell the sex?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Wraith, Jun 2, 2008.

  1. Wraith

    Wraith In the Brooder

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate SC
    At about what age will we know what sex our chickens are? My dad said we had 2 barred rock and 2 australorp pullets, and one RIR pullet as well as 2 RIR, a BR, and a Aust. roosters. They're only about a week old though. I'm hoping he's wrong.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
  2. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Songster

    Apr 20, 2008
    I can't tell that early but I am definitely no expert. I usually don't start forming an opinion until they are 6 weeks old or so...sometimes longer depending on the breed.
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    My RIR's showed their gender pretty good at 4 wks. old. My BR is now 7 wks. old and we are just now figuring out he's a roo. I don't know about the others, as I don't have any of those breeds, but I think a week old is a little early to tell unless you are a professional sexer. Even then, they do make mistakes! My little BR was supposed to be a pullet! OOPS! [​IMG]

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