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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:50 pm 
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another batch of chicks hatched, these babies are 3 weeks old and are showing more male/female characteristics than my araucanas, i can pick the definate hens and roos its just the in betweens that have me stumped :hmmm:

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Chic 1 - hen?
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Chic 2 - Rooster.....already strutting his stuff :rofl:
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Chic 3 - hen?
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Chic 4 - another hen?
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Chic 5 - Rooster going by his legs and early comb development?
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Chic 6 - I had this as a hen because of early feather development, but the comb it quite pronounced?? (hard to see in this pic)
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Chic 7 - hen?
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Chic 8 - rooster is my guess here
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Chic 9 - unsure, early feather development but is it enough for a hen?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:18 am 
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I'm not terribly experienced with barnies as regards feathering, but I know the comb is a pretty good telltale. I think your guesses are pretty close; maybe wait a couple of weeks to confirm the maybes ...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:56 am 
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I think your guesses are spot on. Re the last one - may have to wait another week or so to be able to have a reasonable guess. I can usually sex mine at about 4 weeks with a good degree of accuracy, mainly by comb development, backed up by feather development, although I do also have some slow feathering females in my line.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:24 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:42 pm 
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I am thinking same as you shayne but didn't want to say .. hope we're wrong !
Sorry peachy :(

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:39 pm 
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They have all changed in the last week and now there are evident differences!
Sadly i have sold a few on which I suspect are the hens (still sold as unsexed just incase) and am left with 6, will take a few more pics next week as those ones develop more.

I have also noticed with the ones that I suspect are the boys to have no lacing on their breast, with those feathers being pure black.
The girls have all feathered up now and they have under developed combs.

Fingers crossed my guess is right :hmmm:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Did you take updated pics of the ones whose gender you weren't sure about? Were they all boys?

I am just finalising some Index listings. :)


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