4 week old bantam chochin Chicks - help with sexing please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ambishop, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. ambishop

    ambishop Out Of The Brooder

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    Please take a look at these Bantam Chochin Chicks and let me know your sexing thoughts.

    I looked at the chicks when they were very young and both of these two grew out their flight feathers very quickly, and according to the observations on this link they should be Pullets, however they now have pink combs, so I am confused http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php?topic=26745.0

    Thanks for your help


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  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those all look like roos, sorry [​IMG]
     
  3. I raise Bantam Cochins and those two are Roosters.
     
  4. ambishop

    ambishop Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tips, is it the Combs that give it away? Or something else
     
  5. Yep the Combs at that age dead giveaway.
     
  6. Also the Watttles.
     
  7. Lilbrownie

    Lilbrownie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you located?? I could use a buff roo!!
     
  8. ambishop

    ambishop Out Of The Brooder

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    I am still on the fence with the silver/buff one. However I tend to agree the Buff looks very roo-like at this stage. Plus the way it behaves is a bit of a giveaway.

    The lighting in the photo makes the combs look more red than they are. the color is more pink, with the buff being a darker pink
     
  9. ambishop

    ambishop Out Of The Brooder

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    pretty far from PA actually. SE QLD, Australia
     
  10. ambishop

    ambishop Out Of The Brooder

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    The Buff is actually the friendlies of the lot. It has no problems with people, and even kids. It is always wanting to jump in your lap.
     

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