The sex of chickens

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  1. BjornBee

    BjornBee New Member

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    We have buff orpington chicks about a two weeks old. And I could not believe how fast they grow.

    At what point, or is is possible, to tell what you have, male or female from the head or other features. Do they need to be a certain age to be good at telling. How do you know what you have?

    Thank you.
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    The roosters "cockerels" should have a red comb and larger than the hen's lighter colored comb.

    Also, the roosters should have well developed wing feathers where the hens still have down only on the wings.
     

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    Iddee,

    I thought it was the other way around, roos develop slower then the hens? I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time.
     
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