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Got these three chicks from a friend who could not keep them. I have no idea their age, gender, or breed...only that they are bantam? Can anyone help? Please and thank you :D
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nchls school

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Not chicks but grown young chickens.. Can't help you with what breed. They'll need food, water, and a safe place for the night. If you have more specific questions...
They look like barred rocks or crosses but I am not up to the different varieties. Someone else will help you with what breed.
Not knowing the age makes it harder to sex. To me it looks like two hens and a rooster. One has a bigger comb but that one could be a hen too-3 hens?
 
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donrae

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Your birds are all Cochins. The black and white ones are barred, the other one is a gold laced.

The gold laced bird looks female.

The coloring on the barred birds makes me think male, but not knowing age makes sexing difficult. I wouldn't be surprised if the one with the more developed comb is a male, but honestly it could go either way at this point IMO. You'll have a better idea after you've had them a month or so and can see any changes in development.

Cochins are great backyard birds. Not always stellar layers, and the bantams lay smallish eggs, but they're calm, docile, friendly birds. They do tend to go broody, so you might spend some time in the learning center to know the signs of that and how to break them.
 

BantamLover21

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Your birds are all Cochins. The black and white ones are barred, the other one is a gold laced.

The gold laced bird looks female.

The coloring on the barred birds makes me think male, but not knowing age makes sexing difficult. I wouldn't be surprised if the one with the more developed comb is a male, but honestly it could go either way at this point IMO. You'll have a better idea after you've had them a month or so and can see any changes in development.

Cochins are great backyard birds. Not always stellar layers, and the bantams lay smallish eggs, but they're calm, docile, friendly birds. They do tend to go broody, so you might spend some time in the learning center to know the signs of that and how to break them.
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Wyandottes7

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Your birds are all Cochins. The black and white ones are barred, the other one is a gold laced.

The gold laced bird looks female.

The coloring on the barred birds makes me think male, but not knowing age makes sexing difficult. I wouldn't be surprised if the one with the more developed comb is a male, but honestly it could go either way at this point IMO. You'll have a better idea after you've had them a month or so and can see any changes in development.

Cochins are great backyard birds. Not always stellar layers, and the bantams lay smallish eggs, but they're calm, docile, friendly birds. They do tend to go broody, so you might spend some time in the learning center to know the signs of that and how to break them.
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