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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:50 am 
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Wondering what age you can tell the sex of indian game? should I be looking for something, large comb etc??
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41 pm 
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Indian game are a auto sexing breed so once the feathers start to come in you will be able to tell the different, the females will appear laced and the males will be basically dark all over until the develop their adult colours.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:21 pm 
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I wonder at what age the adult feathers come in. I have two 8 week old chicks that are all laced, maybe two hens, yah! Unless the feathering changes a bit later?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:23 pm 
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At 8 weeks and they are showing laced feathering they are female.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Thank you, that's great.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:36 pm 
oh if it were so simple :roll:

the best pullet breeders can be as well laced as the pullets. pullets that are going to have heavy lacing can look like ckls. bantams are easier to tell than large fowl because they mature earlier.

8 weeks...sorry to early. you are watching for the breast to go darker on the male and laced on the female, perhaps a rosier face on the male. believe me they are not easy.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:39 pm 
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Oh, ok. I wont' be 100% sure yet then. It's ok, they are just pets and can hang around for a while.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:35 pm 
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:confused: 2 are white and the other has red/brown through thinking Jubilee
might post photos in the what am I section

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Oh bugger, lol, that takes out the whole laced and not laced equation for you. :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:25 pm 
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Oh bugger, lol, that takes out the whole laced and not laced equation for you. :roll:


I know, soooo hoping at least one is a female!

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:00 pm 
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Hi,

combs can also be an indication, wattles also red and larger in males.

Aslo i found when i had bantams males more thicker set.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:04 pm 
this batch of chickens is at least 9 weeks old. most are not my line so easier to sex but even then i would not start culling them on sex:

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i keep my birds lean by free range and not a high protien diet. the odd one has thick legs but pullets can just as likely have them too. these look narrow faced as they have been eating water melon and the sugary fruit sticks all the feathers together.

when the birds get older i have no doubt what they are when the pullets look like this but some of my own line of ckls can still be quiet well laced at this age:



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sorry about the bad photos but my camera got wet the other day and i am hoping it is just the filter that has fogged up.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:12 pm 
this is a bantam indian pullet:

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here she is about 5 weeks later with strong colour coming through:

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you rarely get pure whites even in the ckls when they are 2 doses of dominant white. this little ckl is pure white at the moment and i would love him to stay that way but he will most likely get dull red poor markings.:

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I can see the difference in the leg and face colour, makes mine look enemic!

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Just to complete the cross-referencing to Learnerchook's post in the What is this? forum:

indian game chicks gender??

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