Who can tell me the signs to look for...rooster v pullet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Brahmadarma, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are 5 wks. old now, is it too soon to tell? What are the signs? Do females spar with each other like little fighters too?
     
  2. mistylady

    mistylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are they? My Dominiques are starting to look like one sex or the other. A few have obviously bigger combs. Some are still in the mystery zone though. [​IMG]
     
  3. Brahmadarma

    Brahmadarma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpington, Rhode Island Red, Barred Rock, Gold laced Wyandott.
    No obvious comb difference, the Red and the Buff have larger, more erect tails.
    The Barred Rocks are only 4 wks old.
    They do grow fast !
     
  4. Reinbeau

    Reinbeau The Teapot Underground Premium Member

    Quote:Hey, all you need are some EE's and you've got a matching flock to mine!

    The Buff Orpington showed us his lovely comb when he was 5 weeks old. Bummer, I didn't want any roosters. Oh well.

    The GLW's are tricky, several people told me based on 5 or 6 week old pictures I had two roosters, but it turned out they're pullets (thankfully!)

    Those are the only two I have any experience with, the BRs, RIRs and EEs all seem to be girls.

    Good luck!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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