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How to tell male or female chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamaKate, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. mamaKate

    mamaKate Songster

    Sep 9, 2008
    SE MO
    I want to order a batch of banties this winter. I only want to keep 2 roos and 6 hens and sell the rest. Is it possible to tell male from female banties when they' re very young?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I could tell mine without a doubt at 3 weeks old if you have a mix it's easier to tell. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Unless you get a sex-link chicken and I don't think they come in bantam size but I could be wrong, the very earliest you'll be able to tell is between 4 and 6 weeks. Even then you might find a few surprise roos later on.
     

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