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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:48 pm 
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i have 6 4 week old bubs, they are still looking very much alike although i can sex their adoptive pekin brothers and sisters at the same age!
does anybody have an idea how much longer it will be before i can tell for sure?
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I have always found them very hard to sex. They are fairly well grown before I can separate them. I usually wait for the saddle feathers to show, and it becomes obvious :wink: .

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there you go yvonne,
i said to ask andy hehe

bet that wasn't the answer you wanted but :( :cry:

but they are happy healthy looking babies running around, and that is the really important bit :P :lol: :P :lol:

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yes, :D they are healthy and happy, just people driving me mad wanting some and i cant sex them yet!

come on Andy, hows about coffing up some sort of age in weeks, at a guess, before you can tell?

pretty pol-eeese? :lol:

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With the strain of columbians I have, they are out of the brooder box before I can tell. When I separate the sexes later when growing them out, often I have an odd cockerel appear in the pullet pen that stays under the radar. I would wait a good 3 months before attempting :wink:

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3 months!!!!!!!!!!!
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


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Andy,

I am so glad you said that......I thought it was just me!

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sorry i think i must have collapsed in a faint...

im back now...
what were we disscussing again...?

oh yes...

3 months!!!!!!!!

holey toledo batman. theyre gonna eat me out of house and home!

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sell them as unsexed then :o

sorry,
that was not necessarily helpful, but, its expert information to give to certain persons :P :lol: :P :lol:

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Now that you mention feed, I remember first time buying 10Kg of chick starter, thinking this would last...how much can 9 chicks eat??

Now I just order it in the 40Kg bag

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caladenia wrote:
sell them as unsexed then :o


yes but try suggesting that to the noodles... i mean, the lovely folk who have been ringing me up and badgering me for weeks to buy them... and of course they all want 3 hens each.... :lol:

i think i will purposefully wait till they ARE sexable, just so i can ring them all and say, ok, THIS much per PAIR!!

haha, heeheeehee!

i am a nice person really.... :wink:

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you are a lovely person

and that'll learn 'em for being a noodle :roll: :roll:

and give them some PATIENCE heheheheee

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ok just to let you all know i have had a development....
the 'Noodle' that was pestering me turns out he actually knows his stuff,
(who'd have thought?)
and has bred these for longer than i care to contemplate. So, he has told me how to sex them from as early as a couple of weeks!
he explained how on the phone and it took me about 2 minutes just looking at them to tell them apart.
The combs on the males are much fatter and broader than the females, the females are flat and relatively thin, the males and wider and more pronounced.
yup. definately. so i have 3 males and 2 hens.... and have sold my first pair to him!
yay!
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haha Yvonne, i suppose you calle tate a noddle eh?:)


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no Tate, you havent pestered me quite enough yet to be called a noodle, but if and when you do , youll be the first to know... heeheee :lol:

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