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5 weeks old , any guess on gender ?

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Hello all I have 2 chicks both are bantam breeds


I have a seabright and I think that it is a girl






And a bantam Cochin I am unsure of the gender





I would very much like to get them out of my bedroom as the cats have run of the rest of the house, I would like to put them outside but I cannot put another male outside so knowing the genders would really help.
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
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A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
post #2 of 4

They both look female at this point. But 5 weeks is still early for certainty. Usually bantams telecast earlier (especially bantam Cochins), so it looks good that you've got pullets.

 

I'm not sure why you are concerned about another male? You could get them out of the house now, assuming you acclimate them to the ambient outdoor temperature first. The males shouldn't be crowing for another 5 weeks or so...shouldn't.  These aren't early developers, if per chance they might be male, so I don't think you'll have crowing any time soon.

 

Do you have other chickens that will bother them?  5 weeks of age is too early to integrate into an adult flock if that is the case. They would likely be heavily hazed since they are so small.

 

LofMc

Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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post #3 of 4
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No I have call ducks and I don't want any male to spur one of them during the chickens breeding season.

 

Thank you for the hope of both females. 


Edited by buff goose guy - 4/13/16 at 9:10pm
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
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anyone else ? 

A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
A breeder of mallards(grey and black), Call ducks (2015 FINALLY!!!), (I also have a seabright and a bantam cochin)
I do not support the 4-h system
Jesus is the king rejoice!
NPIP certified
Reply
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