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First Baby Ever - Sex Of Chick?

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Hi all.


I am super excited at the arrival of our first chick ever.


Parents are both first time breeders. Mum had five eggs, threw out 2 when initially laid, and sat on remaining three. I removed the other eggs just a few days ago as they should have hatched and after candling them, they were infertile.


I am wondering if someone can help with the sex of this chick. I know there are some on here who can tell very early on. It will be 2 weeks old on Saturday - so is that still to early to tell?


Also, I have heard so much about putting nesting material in box or not. I was advised by quite a few to not put anything in when I wanted to put wood shavings. Is it too late to add some now. What do people recommend?


Hope I am adding the pics right. Here is mum and dad - Humphrey (violet) and Jasper.





Can anyone tell the sex of the chick yet?




We can see yellow pin feathers - but the down in the middle of its back appears blue? Does that mean anything or is it likely to change?




Thanks for all your help :-)

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A bit too young for me to be able to tell the gender, looking healthy at the moment. Post another picture in a couple of weeks and I should be able to assist

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Here is my little baby now. He / she is 3 weeks old today. He / she is doing really well and is so very cute and cuddly! Can anyone confirm the gender yet? Thanks :-)





Edited by Mitany

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Thanks so much Budgie Lov3r. I thought it may have been, but I am not that confident in telling.

So excited ! He loves a little snuggle already! We are going to call him Angus!


Hopefully he is as tame, if not more so than our boy we lost last year. He had so much personality! We will seperate him from mum and dad in a few weeks time and keep handling him loads ( well at least when his protective mum lets us!) Lol. :-)

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