Bantama

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mikaela2016, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Mikaela2016

    Mikaela2016 Chirping

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    Hello! I was wondering if someone could help me out. My husband and I were casually looking at the chicks at our local rural king and ended up buying nine straight run chicks. They are supposed to be Bantams and four are supposed to be Cochin Bantams but I'm not 100%. I also need some help sexing and figuring out ideally what they actually are. Any advice is definitely welcome and appreciated!
     

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  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    Come back in a month on the gender question.
     
  3. diamondsilkies

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    Welcome to BYC! I know how the 'casually looking at chicks' goes. :rolleyes: I've got about four in my brooder right now from 'just looking' at the chicks when I went to buy feed!

    Yes, if they were being sold as straight run, it's likely that you won't be able to tell the gender until at least a month from now, maybe more. As for the breed question, individual pictures of each chick would help. We may be able to help identify some of them, but some chicks can look very similar from breed to breed. Once they get more of their hard feathers, it will be easier to tell. I see some chicks in your photo that look like they may be cochins, due to the heavily feathered legs.
     
  4. Mikaela2016

    Mikaela2016 Chirping

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    Thank you! I didnt know if there was a way to tell their sex or not. I'm not very familiar with bantam breeds but I did have the opportunity of owning a dutch bantam. The lady did say that four of them were Cochins because of the feathering but the others I'm not so sure about. I'm trying to get good pictures at the moment.
     
  5. Mikaela2016

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    Mikaela2016 Chirping

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    Here are the rest of the chicks.
     

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  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Ditto Dat^^^
     
  8. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    How adorable! ❤️. More time needed for gender identification.

    *** From your first photo...is that cedar shavings that you are using??? If so, remove it ASAP. Cedar is toxic to chickens!! Pine shavings is best! ***
     
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  9. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    Good spot! Didn’t even notice the shavings.
     
  10. Brummie Pekin

    Brummie Pekin Songster

    Most of them do look like Pekins (Cochins in the US) but one or two of them look a bit different but Im not %100 on that :confused:
     

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