Gender Determination - Bantom Buff Pekin

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cross the Road, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Cross the Road

    Cross the Road Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guys,

    I have two Buff Pekins that were sexed as chicks. They are now showing a bit more red in their combs than I think they should be for 7 weeks old.

    However, I am new to this breed and would appreciate the opinion of someone with some more experience.

    Thank you very much!

    Nic.
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  2. ChickenHermit

    ChickenHermit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam cochins (or pekins) can often be hard to sex until they get a bit older. I have a pile of them, and while it was obvious for some, for many I really didn't know until they were about 8 weeks old! They can be a bit slow to mature.

    Looking at your two, I'm not sure on the combs, but the upright stance and the curving tail of the one in front in the second-to-last photo might be indicators of "boy"- could just be the angle of the photo, though. Nothing about them is screaming rooster to me, but the other experts on here might have more opinions. [​IMG]
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't see anything really boyish about them.
     
  4. Cross the Road

    Cross the Road Out Of The Brooder

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    Great!
    Thanks for your help guys! :)
     

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