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Dutch bantam and Pekin bantam sexing help!

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1 week old salmon colored pekin bantam (I'm pretty sure it's a cock cause the color of its wings and shape)

 

 

1 month old dutch bantam probably pullet?

 

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I'm sorry but they are to young to sex yet.

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I can usually pick the boy pekin bantams by their behaviour before anything else.  They are bolder than the girls, often coming straight up to you when you are changing water or food, very curious and will look you in the eye.  Bold and fearless while the girls go and hide behind their Mum!  The boys will also initiate a play fight - the girls will join in but won't start a game.  Boys will be growing red wattles by 4-5 weeks so you don't have long to wait until you know.

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I can usually pick the boy pekin bantams by their behaviour before anything else.  They are bolder than the girls, often coming straight up to you when you are changing water or food, very curious and will look you in the eye.  Bold and fearless while the girls go and hide behind their Mum!  The boys will also initiate a play fight - the girls will join in but won't start a game.  Boys will be growing red wattles by 4-5 weeks so you don't have long to wait until you know.

That's funny, cause this one runs after the older chick, hide under her wings and always follow. But it looks more and more like it's a rooster :s





Edited by Randigabipen - 4/21/16 at 12:54am
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Here is Peep at the back with her brother Fizz.  They were 10 days old.  Already his comb is a bit bigger and spikier.

 

Here is Peep's comb from front on - she's such a sweetie.

 

At 2 and a half weeks old here are her brothers, Fizz on the left, and Snowy on the right. 

 

Here is Peep again from front on at the same age. 

 

Hope some of that helps you. 

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