6 week old bantams......pullets or cockerals??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Ally79, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. Ally79

    Ally79 Just Hatched

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    I have 5 six week old chicks that I was told were bantams. Can anyone tell me what type of bantams they are and what sex they might be?? These are my first chickens so I am very new to all of this!!
    'Penny'
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    'Speckle'
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    'Goldeen'
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    'Chickaletta'
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    'Lunar'
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    'Chickaletta and Lunar'
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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Penny - Cochin/Easter Egger mix, to young to say for sure but leaning towards cockerel
    Speckle- Silkie mix, to young to say for gender
    Goldeen - Does it have feathered legs? If it does a Cochin mix, also to young to say for sure but leaning towards pullet
    Chickaletta and Lunar - look like Cochin mixes, not sure on gender


    In another 2 weeks or so you can post pictures of them to try and confirm their gender.

    (Love the names you gave them!)
     
  3. Ally79

    Ally79 Just Hatched

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    Yes Goldeen does have feathered legs, and is so far the only one I think is a pullet!!
    The kids named them, they are such friendly little chicks!
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm coming up blank but, I think Speckle is gorgeous and probably a cockerel
     
  5. Ally79

    Ally79 Just Hatched

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    I'm really hoping Speckle is all girl.....she/he has the loveliest temperament and seems to be bottom of the pecking order!!
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they all siblings? Most look like cochin/silkie crosses.
     
  7. Ally79

    Ally79 Just Hatched

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    Yes all siblings as far as I know. I am hoping that some are pullets!!
     
  8. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are 6 weeks and pure bantams "no large fowl blood in them" they all look like pullets to me as of now. Bantams can make quick changes in development however. But as of now I don't see any that are showing definite cockerel signs. Pics in a couple more weeks may be a good idea.
     
  9. Ally79

    Ally79 Just Hatched

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    I was out with them today and really couldn't see any definite roo qualities, fingers crossed they all stay that way!! Will definitely post updated photos in couple of weeks!!
     
  10. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute they do look like cochin and silkie mixes
     

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