Are we definitely boys? Bantam straight run :(

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gryeyes, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have 2 Silver Sebrights, 10 weeks old, with obvious combs with the funny little spike. I've been told the pullets get those too... so I haven't a clue as to how to tell if they're boys or girls.

    I have another Silver Sebright only 5 maybe 6 weeks old, and Golden Sebright the same age.

    Does anybody have photos of the head/comb/spike of mature Sebrights, male and female, to which I can compare my chicks?????

    I'd really appreciate it. I try to get photos of mine, but the ones outside are SO FAST. And the ones in the brooder are obviously too young to tell anything.


    ETA: photos - I managed to chase them into a corner to take pictures.

    And this...

    So, they're roos, right????
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2010
  2. bturbo87

    bturbo87 Songster

    Apr 22, 2010
    my golden seabright is 8 weeks old and he has a full on red comb but it is raining so this is the most recent pic of him.

    6 weeks old

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2010
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I've added photos of my Silver Sebrights for the Wise Ones here on BYC to assist me with sexing them. Thanks!
  4. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    cock a doodle roos!!!
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Not an expert on sebrights, but those sure look like boys to me.
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:*whine* Everything I've read says the pullets also get the "spike" on the comb, so I've been hoping and hoping they could still be pullets. [​IMG]

    Thanks everybody - I have to think on what to do now. No rule says I have to get rid of them.... I have another in the brooder, no OBVIOUS comb yet, and a Golden Sebright, too... also no OBVIOUS comb yet. How much you wanna bet all four Sebrights are boys.
  7. cterbizan

    cterbizan Songster

    Jun 14, 2010
    Well I am not positive that they are all boys but the girls do have that comb too. If you look at bturbo87 that is my chicken too. Bturbo87 is my husband and he kicked me off his account so I made my own. All of my seabrights are younger than yours but the person that we bought them from had a SL hen. I am not an expert or anything but I would just keep an eye on the comb. At ten weeks old it is possible for a pullet to have grown her comb I do believe.

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