Bantam Identification - 9 weeks - Male or Female? *Update* 15 wks now!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by turtle1173, May 30, 2008.

  1. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Among my 10 chickens, I have a Bantam. He/she was purchased as a "Bantam Straight Run", so I don't know much about him/her.

    Can you tell me anything about this 8 week old Bantam?

    Thanks,
    Shane

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  2. trishok8

    trishok8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a Silkie from the looks of it. You can double check by seeing if they have 5 toes. I have 3, they are great.
     
  3. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    That is definately a silkie. Good score! They also have black skin and turquoise earlobes.
     
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Chillin' With My Peeps

    Partridge Silkie
     
  5. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    His colors are very pretty! [​IMG]
     
  6. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!! I sure appreciate the replies.

    Any idea if it's a roo or pullet??

    Here's another pic I took yesterday.
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    Thanks!

    Shane
     
  7. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is it you look for to sex one of these little guys (or girls)? They are so different than anything else [​IMG]

    Shane
     
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
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    The roos tend to have wider, plumper comb, larger legs and feet and the feathers on the head tend to point backwards instead of up and forward...

    Here's my roo

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  9. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's the latest pics of my bantam. I guess he (or she) is up a little over 10 weeks now.

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    That's my 10 week old white plymouth rock sitting next to the bantam.
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    Thanks for the pics Guitarist. The feathers on the head of mine looks similar to yours but it's still hard to tell.

    Shane
     
  10. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well today my little Silkie is 15 weeks old. This morning he started crowing. Urrrr...a... Urrrr. I had to do a double take because I don't have any roosters, LOL. Sure enough, it was the silkie. Here's a recent pic of him. Maybe this post will help someone else in identifying their silkie.

    Also, I don't really think this is a bantam. I bought this one as a "Bantam Straight run." Yet he is bigger than the CA whites and is about as big as all the others, except the plymouth rocks.

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