Buff Minorca: Mochi or Loki?

Mochi (pullet) or Loki (cockerel)?


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Shaycres

Chirping
Jul 8, 2019
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Hi! I have a Buff Minorca who's four and a half months old. By this point in time I think I have most of my chickens accurately sexed - but I'm stumped on this one! I know Minorcas have big combs and I think that's throwing me off. I saw another thread with one around the same age and it was much more mottled in its coloring than mine, and most agreed it was a cockerel. What do you guys think?
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Lauryn229

Chirping
Apr 12, 2017
43
43
84
South Florida
Hi! I have a Buff Minorca who's four and a half months old. By this point in time I think I have most of my chickens accurately sexed - but I'm stumped on this one! I know Minorcas have big combs and I think that's throwing me off. I saw another thread with one around the same age and it was much more mottled in its coloring than mine, and most agreed it was a cockerel. What do you guys think?
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what did she look like at 2 months old? I have one almost 8 weeks and she is so much bigger than my RIR chick it’s hard to tell if she’s a she. :) maybe it’s still too early to tell?

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BigECart

Chirping
Jul 3, 2020
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Gulf Coast, Mississippi
I have a 9.5 week old that looks similar - I thought yours had a redder comb, but zooming in it looks more pink, like mine. I’m guessing pullet. I’m hoping to have one mis-sexed chick, since my mystery chick didn’t survive shipping, but looks like I’m out of luck.

My buff minorca is the smallest of my 6 chicks. Much smaller than my black minorca. I also have an andalusian, cream legbar, true blue whiting, and crevecour. The photo is from a week ago, when she was 8 weeks old
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Lauryn229

Chirping
Apr 12, 2017
43
43
84
South Florida
I have a 9.5 week old that looks similar - I thought yours had a redder comb, but zooming in it looks more pink, like mine. I’m guessing pullet. I’m hoping to have one mis-sexed chick, since my mystery chick didn’t survive shipping, but looks like I’m out of luck.

My buff minorca is the smallest of my 6 chicks. Much smaller than my black minorca. I also have an andalusian, cream legbar, true blue whiting, and crevecour. The photo is from a week ago, when she was 8 weeks old View attachment 2225180
Yours are adorable! Well, my little buff Minorca turned out to be a boy. He is gorgeous and has matured very quickly. At 10 weeks he started trying to crow. 😆 pretty cute.
 

Lauryn229

Chirping
Apr 12, 2017
43
43
84
South Florida
Yours are adorable! Well, my little buff Minorca turned out to be a boy. He is gorgeous and has matured very quickly. At 10 weeks he started trying to crow. 😆 pretty cute.
I have a 9.5 week old that looks similar - I thought yours had a redder comb, but zooming in it looks more pink, like mine. I’m guessing pullet. I’m hoping to have one mis-sexed chick, since my mystery chick didn’t survive shipping, but looks like I’m out of luck.

My buff minorca is the smallest of my 6 chicks. Much smaller than my black minorca. I also have an andalusian, cream legbar, true blue whiting, and crevecour. The photo is from a week ago, when she was 8 weeks old View attachment 2225180
Also, I think another sign is the patchiness of the feathers. His feathers look pretty different then most of the girls at this age.

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