Is it harder to tell the gender of a bantam chicken?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Brahmamama4, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a mixed batch of chicks that my broody hen hatched out. They are about 5 weeks old now and the standard chicks in the bunch are already recognizably male, but my bantams have no visible combs yet. Do they take longer to show comb/wattles or is it likely that they are pullets?
     
  2. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have bantams but that seems very probable. :)
     
  3. akcountrygrrl

    akcountrygrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible but I think that depends more on the breed rather than whether they are standard vs bantam.
     
  4. TheJadeChicken

    TheJadeChicken Chillin' With My Peeps


    I agree!

    Take Silkies they are one of the hardest to tell the gender IMO. But it is easier to tell the gender of say a...Japanese Bantam.
     
  5. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3 breed over size. Silkies are hard to sex but they come in full and bantum size.
     
  6. Brahmamama4

    Brahmamama4 Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe mine are bantam Americana mixes. Do you all have any experience with them?
     

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