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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jacklynn, Jan 10, 2011.
Not vent sexing, but looks in general ?
I can tell at different stages: ie--day 3, three weeks, 8 weeks (then I lose them), 16 weeks....
It kinda depends on the bird. Some are obvious right away, some are sneaky. Did you have a picture of the bird in question?
Different with bantams and standards and then also with different blood lines. The ones I work with I can tell definatively at 2 weeks old for the standards and 1 week old on the bantams.
How about a Frizzled Cochin? I keep thinking, oh, must be a roo, and then I think that comb should be much larger now... But Fritzie is only 9 wks old.
Lousy picture - anybody wanna make a guess?
Whoops, sorry for the hijack!
I have bantams.
I do have pics, but our internet is down atm. I'm on my blackberry right now.
How do you tell ? what do I have to look for ?
It's easiest to tell if you have more than one. Usually by 3 weeks or so the boys will start to show a bigger comb that should be more pink than flesh color.
Quote:Get a side shot without the red light on
I have several cochins, and I'm pretty confident at the difference between males and females now at 8 weeks. I started being able to tell around 4 weeks when the boys started getting red combs and wattles.
Female (7.5 weeks)
Male (7.5 weeks)
Female (5.5 weeks)
Male (5.5 weeks)
At least I'm PRETTY confident on those!
I don't remember exactly when, but I knew my roo (bantam cochin) by a month or so. His comb just turned red and started growing, while the girls were still light pink and small. Pretty much like the pics posted
Quote:Don't mean to hijack, but those are the prettiest frizzles I've ever seen, I usually don't care for those types of feathers, but yours are gorgeous!