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5 week old bantams, pullets or cockerels?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by poppycock1974, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one Cochin, one OEGB and two sebrights in question.

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  2. orchardflock

    orchardflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really new to this whole bantam thing, so I can only offer you guesses. Looking at your sebrights the comb makes me think female. Their feather pattern is more well-defined than mine though, which maybe points to male? Or just better breeding. None of your chicks screams roo to me.

    I'm curious about your two OEGBs. I've got two 4 week old white bantam chicks with super long legs and well-developed wing feathers from a very young age that I would love to know if they are OEGB, bantam white leghorns, or something else. Does that description match your chicks at all?


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  3. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time with bantys and no previous knowledge with the smaller ones. I actually only have one OEGB it's just two different angles. It feathered very fast and has skinny legs but I don't know much about them. I have an OEG standard but she's a rescue and was about 12 weeks when we first got her.
     
  4. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my OEGB at 2 weeks. You can see how quickly it got its feathers.
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  5. orchardflock

    orchardflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm. Here's mine at 2 weeks. I'm not sure, but I'm thinking maybe they are not OEGB. Thank you!
     
  6. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no idea but I found this picture of day old white OEGB from Cackle Hatchery. Did they look like these? [​IMG]
     
  7. orchardflock

    orchardflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got them from a Tractor supply store supposedly at 4 days old. They already had clearly visible wing feathers. But it is also quite possible that the person was wrong about their age.
     
  8. poppycock1974

    poppycock1974 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine was a day old and already started feathering. I hear females feather faster than males but I don't know if that is in every breed or just certain breeds or maybe genetics
     
  9. Hybridchucks

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    Hybridchucks Overrun With Chickens

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