7 weeks are we boys or girls?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hale moa, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. hale moa

    hale moa Out Of The Brooder

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    the babies are 7 weeks old now. they were supposed to be banty cochin frizzles but none frizzled. i am even wondering if they are banties. can anyone tell me if they look like roos or hens? they are pretty darn sweet whatever they are! pulu is the buff, emu has the blacker head, penelope is mostly gray.. mahalo




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  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The buff is definitely a girl. I think the 2nd one is too. Is the last pic a different bird? That comb is getting pretty pink, but very small so I'm not really sure on that one.

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  3. hale moa

    hale moa Out Of The Brooder

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    yes, the final picture is emu who is much darker grey and its head is alot darker. the comb color is the same as penelope, i couldnt get her to turn her head for pictures. oh i hope they are girls! is there a way at 7 weeks to tell if they are banties? they seem pretty big but then they are all fluff at this point. i have never had cochins berfore.. the buff one is much smaller, has been since 3 days old and took forever to feather out, but all 3 act like banties, puffing up their chest,stretching their necks and chest butting each other... thanks for your input!
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    They look like banties to me, though I'd have to see them with a hand or something to be sure. I think they all look like girls, the last one seems to be too old to just now start getting a red comb, I think it's just starting to darken up, but it isn't large or anything.
     
  5. Sunny Chook Farm

    Sunny Chook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look to be girls and banties.. Very pretty girls too [​IMG]
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say all except the last one are hens.
     
  7. king2

    king2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say all are hens. my banty cochins had red combs and wattles by 4 weeks. they are very pretty
     

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