5 Chicks' Gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Featherybird, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. Featherybird

    Featherybird Out Of The Brooder

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    So my chicks are 5 weeks old, and I was wondering which chick is a hen or a rooster since I couldn't tell when they were a bit younger. I need help because I'm stumped. They are Japanese Bantams and here are pictures of them:

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    I have a few guess but I need some advice. Thanks for all your help! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like 1 & 4 are male to me
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    The white one looks like your only pullet. The rest are too pink, too early.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    the only pullet I see is the white one - sorry.
     
  5. Featherybird

    Featherybird Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks, but I doubt she is the only hen. She is the by far the youngest and he smallest. I think I still have three hens. They are close to have all their adult feathers in a few weeks and they are bound be growing into their adult sized combs. But any more news would help plenty!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Regardless of breed, a 5 week old pullet would not have a pink comb. The white is the only chick that looks like it might be a pullet. The rest are cockerels for sure.
     
  7. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1, 3, 4, and 5 are roosters, and 2 is a pullet. And, yes she is definitely the only pullet in this flock, pullets this age would NOT have that red of combs and wattles as the other ones do. I mean sure you could say some are "Early bloomer pullets" but it isn't likely at all. So sorry :(
     
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