When to start sexing?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Areolyn, Jan 14, 2015.

  1. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chirping

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    I want to say I can sex the mat 6 weeks, but what is your recommendation?

    Mine are about 4 weeks now, but I can already tell at least two are cockerels because the comb is bright red and is already starting to get big. If I can I'll get pics later either tonight or tomorrow.

    Also, what's the earliest you successfully sexed chickens?
     

  2. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chirping

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    Examples I have from my 4 week olds:

    [​IMG] Pretty sure this is a rooster.

    [​IMG] This really looks like a pullet to me; she/he is a standard that got mixed with my bantam special on accident from the hatchery.

    [​IMG] This one is iffy. I can't tell if it is a rooster or pullet; its a splash frizzled cochin.

    Sorry about the blurry pics; the last two were squirming around. And please don't mind the dates on the pictures, camera's messed up and I don't know how to change the date and time on it.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    4 weeks is a little young to tell gender accurately. Gender is usually more obvious by 6-8 weeks of age. However, right now I am leaning towards the chick in your first photo being the only cockerel for now.
     
  4. Areolyn

    Areolyn Chirping

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    That's what I'm thinking. Maybe the week after next will be a little easier to tell; I just don't need anymore roosters lol! I have many more but taking a picture of each would be too long and a lot of effort due to their wiggliness. As for the first one, I'm reaaally thinking rooster.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Agreed.
     

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