Black banties -- any guesses on gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SJensen, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. SJensen

    SJensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're 6 or 7 weeks old -- can you tell what we are yet?
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  2. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm, it's only a guess but I'd say male. With crests that defined at that age I'd say male, but I have been fooled before and I'm not familiar with the breed so it's development rates may be different to what I'm used to.
     
  3. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They both look like hens to me.
     
  4. SJensen

    SJensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm - one vote for roos and one vote for hens... anyone else have a guess?
     
  5. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look pretty hennish to me too at that age with no more comb development than that.
     
  6. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    And the wattles are very small...i say both hens
     
  7. Treegod

    Treegod Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As I was saying, I've been fooled before lol.

    In fact I have two birds right now that I just don't know what they are. I'm developing patience to see whether they start crowing or if I ever spot them laying eggs lol

    Now I look back at the photos I can see they could easily be female... or male, no, wait, female!...or just a bit male?...

    I need more practice at this [​IMG]
     
  8. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Both girls! They look like a cross between an OEGB and Silkie. Their feathers looks soft like my Silkie/Cochin cross.
     
  9. mandelyn

    mandelyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The smaller one has me saying Pullet. The bigger one.. the tail is throwing me off! But the head says pullet as well, with the coloring of the comb and small size. (depending on what breeds they are, the comb can be an unreliable place to look..)

    More than likely though, two pullets.
     
  10. SJensen

    SJensen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! They're so friendly I'm really hoping they're pullets.
     

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