8 week olds

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 12babychickens, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. 12babychickens

    12babychickens New Egg

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    Hi everyone. I have 12 chickens, all about 8 weeks old and supposedly all bantams. Some have started crowing and acting rather rooster like. Any clues on what breed and gender these obliging ones are...
     
  2. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you mean to include pictures? And 8 weeks old is very young to be crowing already? I believe mine didn't start crowing until they were 4-5 months old
     
  3. 12babychickens

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    I did mean to include pictures! It said it had uploaded them but obviously not. Will try again. I wasn't expecting any crowing for another couple of months but it is a textbook crow around 4:30am!
     
  4. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree, pictures would be very helpful! And if there's crowing, there's a cockerel. Some of mine started at 9 weeks, so it's definitely possible.
     
  5. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had bantams that started crowing at 3-4 weeks so it is definitely possible
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    At this age, whoever is crowing is a rooster. Should be apparent by a larger, redder comb.
     
  7. 12babychickens

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    Hi guys, thanks for the help so far. I've had another go at uploading some photos!

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  8. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    WOW look at those combs! All are bantams. 2 and 3 are definitely cockerels, and beautiful ones at that. 1 and 4 look like pullets to me. Good looking chickens, do you know their breeds?
     
  9. 12babychickens

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    I have no idea what breeds they are! The lady I got them from as day olds just had everyone mixed together in the incubator. Was hoping somebody on here might know!
     
  10. missnu01

    missnu01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well they are bantams, and it does look like you have your share of boys in there. No big deal though. You can rehome the roos, or use them as an excuse to need more hens.
     

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