Help with gender x

CaptainHowdy

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The pictures look a bit blurry on my phone, is the cere a pale blue with white rings around the nares?

Or is it more pinky purple?

If its pale blue with white rings then it's a hen.

If its pinky purple then it's a cock.
 

Bec90

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The pictures look a bit blurry on my phone, is the cere a pale blue with white rings around the nares?

Or is it more pinky purple?

If its pale blue with white rings then it's a hen.

If its pinky purple then it's a cock.
Ahhh it’s so difficult because it’s pinky yet has a tinge of blue to it and white nares.

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CaptainHowdy

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Try and get a picture in completely natural lighting, and have the camera focus on the cere before taking the picture, take it on face on.

Easily said than done I know!
 

RoyJess

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Probably too young to be certain of sex. 4 months + would be easier. They normally start off with he same colour Cere when young and change when they get older

see these two links


 

CaptainHowdy

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Probably too young to be certain of sex. 4 months + would be easier. They normally start off with he same colour Cere when young and change when they get older

see these two links



That first link isn't 100% accurate. The information regarding iris rings is quite questionable.

An experienced breeder can sex a chick from 2 weeks of age. It's much easier in person than via a picture however! You can normally sex 100% by 8 weeks, though there's always one that doesn't want to make it's mind up 🤣🤣🤣
 

Bec90

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See this picture shows as solid pink on my phone.

If it has very defined white nares in person with the rest of the cere being pale blue then you have a hen.

I'll try and find a picture of one of mine to show you what I mean.
The lighting really isn’t showing it up! This was natural light today!
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CaptainHowdy

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OK does the cere look like these, it's the same bird and this is a hen. You can see her cere isn't quite smooth where it joins the beak and it has more of a raised edge to it.
It is pale blue with very clear white around the nares.

The true colour shows up best in tge second picture but the texture of the cere shows best in the third picture.
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Bec90

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OK does the cere look like these, it's the same bird and this is a hen. You can see her cere isn't quite smooth where it joins the beak and it has more of a raised edge to it.
It is pale blue with very clear white around the nares.

The true colour shows up best in tge second picture but the texture of the cere shows best in the third picture.
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