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How to identify sex of chicks (pekins)
« on: June 08, 2012, 03:44:11 pm »
Any ideas? :-\

 - or where I can find out ?

 - Ive got 8 pekin chicks all about 4 weeks old

Thanks so much


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  • Wiltshire
Re: How to identify sex of chicks (pekins)
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2012, 05:29:24 pm »
The boys head gear should be starting to redden up very soon. In two weeks time it will be obvious.
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Re: How to identify sex of chicks (pekins)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2012, 05:43:25 pm »
post pics then we can have a go :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: How to identify sex of chicks (pekins)
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2012, 11:06:46 pm »
My pekins have all been fairly easy to sex. Larger combs apparent from just a few weeks old and look near the beak for development of wattles in the males. Also males looking redder from 4 weeks on. Found the males crow at around 8 weeks in a lot of cases.


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