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Boy or Girl Pekin Bantam?

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Can anyone give me any tips on how to sex a pekin bantam chick? we've just hatched our own and they are coming up to 2 weeks old so if anyone has any insight that would be great! I read somewhere something about 2 rows of feathers and 4 rows of feathers but not sure what exactly I'm looking for so if anyone could help I'd be very grateful!

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Two weeks is way too early. By six weeks, if any combs are big and pink - boys. It's really the same for all single combed breeds. My females have always had a very small comb up until point of lay. My boy never had a huge comb (we're talking pekin or cochin here only) until he was a good 16 weeks old, but it was pink very early.

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Breeding: Silkies (BBS, White & Partridge), Heritage Plymouth Rocks (Silver Pencilled & Barred),Easter Eggers, Naked Necks, Buckeyes, and Mottled Houdans. 

 

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