White Leghorn rooster mixed with a rhode island red hen

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  1. casten

    casten New Egg

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    Hello i was wondering exacty what to look for in a day old chick to see if its a rooster or a hen?
    i recently picked up some fertilized eggs that i was told were from a White leghorn rooster mied with a rhode island red hen and i had 2 eggs out of 4 hatch and im trying to figure out the sex of the birds! if anyone can help i would greatly appreciate it.
    My chicks more of a yellow/silverish/whiteish with 2 darker spots on both if that helps! I really dont want to try to vent them!
    Thanks
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I wouldn't have hopes of deciding gender in newly hatched eggs, - by 4-6 weeks you may have a clue. You could post some photos then.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - I agree with DDs post.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Vent sexing is best attempted by professionals that have training and years of experience (and even they can sometimes be wrong). Give your chicks some time to mature, you'll know in a few weeks if they are girls or boys. Just enjoy them for now.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's too early to tell the gender now, but in a few weeks you will. In birds with large single combs, you can sometimes see signs appear around 3 weeks. At that point, the "What breed/gender is this?" section will be helpful!

    Enjoy your babies! [​IMG]
     

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