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Sexing young OEGB?

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It's an off-chance, but I read recently that certain color varieties of OEG have "chipmunk" colored chicks that can be sexed from hatch. These are 2.5 week old crele chicks that we purchased straight run and both have the same stripy markings, but one chick is a darker black/brown and the other is grayer/brown.

 

Chick 1 (lighter):

 

 

Chick 2 (darker, maybe more developed feathers):

 

 

 

Thoughts? Guesses? Wait longer?:weee

post #2 of 5
I'm zero help on what you're asking..hoping someone more knowledgeable posts because I just logged in looking for similar info..I just hatched out a bunch of Phoenix and OEG bantams and both breeds are chipmunk patterned so have no clue how to tell the breeds apart.. I just bought the eggs and they were all mixed together..lol..so may be a waiting game on my end as well :\
But congrats on your babies ♡ They're adorable
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Thanks, they are sooo cute! Zipping around like little bumblebees. These are our first bantams. The local places only sell straight runs, so we're really hoping for pullets, but have backup plan if one/both turns out to be a rooster. Trying to not get too attached until.

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Here's a few of my lil ones..few still hatching out, but they're adorable. .the little leghorn in the bottom pic has already perfected 'her' stink eye..
Edited by WildHens - 4/8/16 at 7:02pm
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I've read you can tell by the color of their "eyeliner". Supposedly pullets are darker. But I cannot comfirm.
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