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Gender Determination - Bantom Buff Pekin

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Hey guys,

I have two Buff Pekins that were sexed as chicks. They are now showing a bit more red in their combs than I think they should be for 7 weeks old.

However, I am new to this breed and would appreciate the opinion of someone with some more experience.

Thank you very much!

Nic.






post #2 of 4

Bantam cochins (or pekins) can often be hard to sex until they get a bit older. I have a pile of them, and while it was obvious for some, for many I really didn't know until they were about 8 weeks old! They can be a bit slow to mature.

 

Looking at your two, I'm not sure on the combs, but the upright stance and the curving tail of the one in front in the second-to-last photo might be indicators of "boy"- could just be the angle of the photo, though. Nothing about them is screaming rooster to me, but the other experts on here might have more opinions. :)

Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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Our flock: 2 African Geese, 16 Bantam Cochins, 12 Silkies, 11 Mixed Breed Bantams, 6 Japanese Bantams, 6 D'Uccles, 1 OEGB, 1 white crested black polish, and 1 very confused pigeon.
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post #3 of 4
I don't see anything really boyish about them.
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Great!
Thanks for your help guys! smile.png
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