Chicken Sexing Tips

Araucana Sexing Tips

Araucana chicks can be challenging to sex accurately until they reach 6-10 weeks old. We’ve observed that both male and female Araucana chicks may initially develop pink coloration, which can be confusing. In some cases, it may take a bit longer to determine their sex with certainty.

While some males can be easily identified as early as 6 weeks old, others may not exhibit distinguishable characteristics.- Offsrping from Araucana breeding team

Color difference in Araucana chicks is not indicative of their sex. This breed feathers quickly, with both males and females exhibiting similar feathering patterns and speed in our observation.

Comparison of Splash Araucana siblings – Both exhibit very bright pink combs.

Young female chickens typically have smooth combs with a very faint middle row.

Males typically have more defined combs with three rows and noticeable bumps, along with a more developed comb overall. Additionally, males tend to grow bigger with thicker legs compared to females at this age.

The sexing tips provided on the website are based on our experiences with offspring from our specific bloodlines. Each bloodline carries its own unique genetics, leading to variations in traits and development rates. Therefore, we advise using our suggestions as general guidelines only.

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