gender of Silver duckwing OEGB chick

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by rcstanley, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. rcstanley

    rcstanley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard that silver duckwing old English game bantams can sometimes be sexed by down color. If not, by what age can I tell gender? I know male and female silver duckwing look quite different.
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  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Frozen Premium Member Project Manager

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    #1 and #2 look female to me due to heavy eyeliner and back stripes. Unsure on #3, hope it's not male cos my chick looks rather like that.

    Right, @WVduckchick ?
     
  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    To me, #1 looks female, #3 looks male. Iffy on #2, but probably female.
    Usually within 3-4 weeks, you will notice either black or peach/salmon color on the shoulders, as it works its way around under the neck. Black is male, salmon is female.
     
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  4. WVduckchick

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    Female at 3 weeks

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    Same female and her sister at 4 weeks
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  5. rcstanley

    rcstanley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for those pictures. You can really see the salmon coming in.

    I'm excited #1 looks female, it's the friendliest of the bunch.
     
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  6. rcstanley

    rcstanley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So the predictions were correct, #1 and #2 are female. Here's a picture of #3, the male, at about 5 weeks IMG_4523.JPG
     
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  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Thank you so much for the update!! :clap
     

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