how do you sex bantie chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenman98, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Songster

    Mar 27, 2010
    Eastern Oklahoma
    how do you sex bantie chicks?
  2. Oven Ready

    Oven Ready Songster

    May 9, 2010
    For Japanese Bantams...

    Almost every very stripey chick turns out to be a boy. Some of the not stripey ones are boys too though. Very few stripies are girls but it's not impossible.

    Once they get to five or six weeks the boys are a bit more red in the face and have bigger wattles and much bolder coloring as they feather up first. I can't exactly describe the way they walk but the boys have a much more confident gait. Head up, tail right up, standing as tall as a bantam can while the girls are more subdued both in color and confidence.

    It's easy at five months old, the girls are scratching about, the boys are roasting over a barbeque [​IMG]

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