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I was thinking these were both cockerels, and that the one with less comb was simply a runt as she/he has always been smaller, but now I'm wondering if it's possible it could still be a pullet? She/he is in the foreground with the other obvious cockerel, and then I've provided a close up of her face. They both are getting the cheek feathers. They are 7 1/2 wks old and are Millie Fleurs bantams.

 

I know I'm obsessing, but I can't help but want to know who's staying. Thanks!

 

 

post #2 of 9

Could you get a full body picture?

post #3 of 9

My little booted bantam who is 8 weeks old still has next to no comb, and no colour to it if that's of any help.  I'd say they are both boys.

post #4 of 9
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Thank you both. Here are a couple of full-body pictures. Sounds like color of comb is a factor, and that makes sense. The pullets I have show no color in their tiny combs coming in. They are all almost 8 weeks. I'm a new chicken-owner so appreciate the input!

 

 

post #5 of 9

Both are cockerels, sorry. They are Mille Fleur d'uccles Bantams. I had a rooster just like them. <3 Give the one with the littler comb some time and see if it develops any larger, etc.

Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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Thanks so much. They are adorable so I feel bad they could end up in a small cage and sold for $5 at my feed store. Perhaps I should see if I can find them a home using Craig's List? Any recommendations? Roosters just aren't allowed in my immediate neighborhood but there are more rural areas in Marin and Sonoma counties that do.

post #7 of 9

I have to agree with the other members :(, they are adorable though.

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If you are a member of Facebook, you may be able to join a "Pets for Sale or Free" group page for your area/town. That way, you can list your roosters on there and easily sell them for $5.00 each or more, depends on what you want to ask for them. That's how I sold my extra roosters recently/ I got 11 Bantams from the bantam bin at Tractor Supply back in April and of the 11, only 4 were pullets/hens!

Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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Hens:24 x Golden Sex LInk, 5 x Rhode Island Red, 5 x Barred Rock, 3 x Light Brahma/Rhode Island Red cross, 3 x Buff Orpington, 2 x Rhode Island Red/? cross, 3 x Rhode Island Red/Easter Egger? cross and 2 x Buff Orpington roosters. Bantam hens:2 x Bearded d'Anver, 1 x Silver Laced Cochin,1 x Black Dutch, 1 x Black Dutch rooster and 1 x Bearded d'Anver rooster.
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Thanks!

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