Ameraucana & Cochin Experts! Help sex these babies! TONS of Pictures!

arwmommy

Songster
12 Years
Apr 13, 2007
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OK, so we have Bantam Cochin and Ameraucana chicks that I need help sexing!
They are all 5 weeks old exactly...


First, some samples of what the boys look like:





Samples of what the girls look like:





Now, the babies in question!!
I have no idea what the Ameraucanas are supposed to look like, as these are our first.

This is #1- A bit pinker than the others, but no comb height.




This is #2- Girl?




This is #3- Girl?





Now, two Cochin babies that I can't figure out. The first is wishful thinking because I really want a blue Cochin (all the other blues are clearly boys
) Comb is a bit pink, but comb height is the same as the girls, and the other blue boys' combs are clearly much redder and much bigger.

This is #4





Another Cochin-- same thing-- a bit pink, but comb height is the same as the other girls.
This is #5





OK guys, what do you think?????
 
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arwmommy

Songster
12 Years
Apr 13, 2007
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California
Also, I need to know soon, as the boys are going within 48 hours! I would hate to give away a girl by accident! Thanks you guys!
 

flyingmonkeypoop

Crowing
12 Years
Apr 30, 2007
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If any show redness, I say boys, they could just have small combs or be slow to mature. Also, if you look by the tail, kinda where the thighs are but right on the edge of the back and thigh, I think there should be shiney saddle feathers showing up by this age. Look at the roos to see if they have saddle feathers and if they do, go through all of your chicks you are unsure of and see of they have it.
 

MissPrissy

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
12 Years
May 7, 2007
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If you can post photos of the entire body front and side view that is a better way to give an educated guess at the sex. Just a shot of the comb is often useless in identifying young chicks unless you have a eye trained to a specific breed and even then you can make a mistake.
 

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