whet gender are my chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ruby Mia, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 2 chicks that are almost 6 weeks old, but are different breeds so im having trouble with their genders. pip if a mix of a sultan and one of my x- battery hens so im not sure what breed and penny is a mix between my sultan and a grey hen i have but not sure what breed she is either. penny is 2 days younger but is a lot smaller than pip and has hardly any feathers compared to pip who is covoured in them. penny is also starting to grow her wattles. i have a fealing that penny is a rooster and pip is a her. what do you think? here are some pics;

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  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Ya, I agree with you. Penny looks like a little roo, and Pip looks like it could be a girl at this point. You can really see the sultan in them.
     
  3. chickita12

    chickita12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Penny is most likely a roo!Both are very pretty chicks![​IMG]
     
  4. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reply! is there any way it could still be a hen as we really dont want another rooster!
     
  5. chickita12

    chickita12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would s├║ggest that maybe you wait a few more weeks because things could look very different in a couple weeks! At such a Young Age really the only 100% way to tell the difference between hen or roo is to hear it crow or lay an egg. I hope that I am wrong and she/he is a hen so you can keep her.I will keep my fingers crossed!
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Penny is probably a rooster, and Pip looks like a hen. Post pictures in a few more weeks to be sure, though!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    As they say, never totally give up until they crow or lay an egg, some chicks can fool you, and the younger they are the more likely it is to happen.
    They are still young, and like everybody else says, give them a few weeks and take more pictures.
     
  8. Ruby Mia

    Ruby Mia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for all your help! Will post more pictures in a few more weeks [​IMG]
     

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