Help! Modern Game Bantam Sexing.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BantamAshley, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. BantamAshley

    BantamAshley Songster

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    6B13C42E-CF56-453A-A21A-41C75DB6975B.jpeg 8041926E-2C64-4126-9EBD-1EAD2F688952.jpeg Are there any willing members who are familiar with rearing modern games, who may be willing to offer any advice or input?
    This is a 3 week old blue/black modern game bantam. It’s comb is quite pronounced, with some redness.
    I’m wondering if it is a roo, or if this comb development is typical in females of this breed as well.
    I have found little to no recourses on the internet as to what clues to look for in sexing modern game Bantams. Pictures haven’t been helpful either, as male and female combs have often been dubbed in both genders.
    Thank you for your time!
     
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  2. Crazy for Chickens!

    Crazy for Chickens! Free Ranging

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    It's a little young, but it does look like an early cockerel. You can check back in 3 weeks, if you want to be sure.
     
  3. BantamAshley

    BantamAshley Songster

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    Thank you very much for taking the time to answer. I will be back with updated pics.
     
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  4. bantamsrmyfav

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  5. mgbantams

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    That comb is not typical of a female modern game at that age. A female would have a very small grayish black comb. My female moderns don't develop red combs until they are several months old. I would say that it's a cockerel. Btw, people don't dub females.
     
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  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    You've got a blue cockerel. You don't dub females, in fact it'll disqualify a female in a show. Game female just have a much smaller comb especially in Modern Games.
     
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  7. DelaneyMGB25

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    Hello! He does look like a cockerel, and a blue or silver of some type. Do you happen to have any updates pictures?
     
  8. DelaneyMGB25

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    Any updates on your modern?:pop
     
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  9. Hawaii Chicks

    Hawaii Chicks In the Brooder

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    Hello there! I’m looking tu buy some modern game bantams. Any info about breeders?
    Thank you
     
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  10. bantamsrmyfav

    bantamsrmyfav Free Ranging

    There were hatcheries that sold them but now I don't know of any. You might be able to find some eggs on eBay but they are difficult to hatch.
     

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