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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bobobo29885, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. bobobo29885

    bobobo29885 In the Brooder

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    we got two chicks from a farm. the lady told us she was a feathered bantam?? i have spent a few hours trying to find out she is about 2 weeks old. how do you tell if its male or female ?
     

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  2. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Well all bantams are feathered so that doesn't help. I'm thinking she meant feather footed bantam. How many toes? Do you know that it is a pure bred? Looks like a Favorelle to me, maybe a Light Brahma.
     
  3. bobobo29885

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    i am thinking a light bramha im not sure? I know she is not a silkie :( how do you sex them? we are not allowed to have any roosters where we live or we will get fined 250.00 :(
     
  4. Gray Farms

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    You won't be able to sex until later. Around 6-8 weeks of age. Unless it is a Brahma, then it takes longer.
     
  5. ChocolateMouse

    ChocolateMouse Crowing

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    You can't.
    At one day old before all their organs fully tuck away after hatching you can use a magnifying glass and a bright light to try to spot the difference in their vent, but after the first day you can't sex them this way any longer. Any attempts to try could hurt the chick.
    The only way to tell is to wait for comb development, behavioral changes, hackle feathers, sickle tail feathers, crowing, etc. Some chickens can be sexed by color but this is not one of those.
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

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    What comb type does it have? Does it have "puffy" cheeks?
     
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  8. Chicken Girl1

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    Hmm, do you know how many toes it has? I can't really tell if it has muffs or not. :/
     
  9. bobobo29885

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    It has four
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    Hmm, can't be a Favorelle then. Its comb looks like a single comb so that rules of Brahma, since they have pea combs. Possibly a Cochin.
     

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