2 chicks hatched with crests, 1 without a crest

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GD91, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. GD91

    GD91 Songster

    Aug 1, 2013
    These are Pekin Bantams which I have read aren't sexed until a few weeks.
    But 2 of my newly hatched day old chicks have mini crests while the 3rd doesn't.
    I must say though the 3rd is a little smaller and leaner, while just as active.

    Is that perhaps a subtle hint those 2 are cockerels? Or is it just growth?

    Also I don't think my chicks are drinking, will they do that on their own? I've soaked their chick crumbles just incase they dehydrate as they are eating.
    Mostly, though they sit in their heat box under a heat lamp asleep or awake [​IMG]

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