Japanese bantam babies colors/ what age can I tell which are cockerels? Short legs or long

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Bantu, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Bantu

    Bantu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought these were blacks but wing feathers are white. Are they mottled or Gray? Think they all are short legged but not sure how long are their legs at 3-5 days.
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  2. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they hatchery or breeder stock? That will help you with the colors.
    I don’t know much about their leg length, but I know it is pretty hard to tell gender in bantams at this age, so if you really want to know, go by their personalities. Boys are very adventurous and brave, while females are more reserved. But this not a certain way to tell at all.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Much too early to tell.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Too young to tell gender; post new photos when they're 6-8 weeks old. As for leg length, I'm not a Japanese bantam breeder, so I don't have any experience picking out the chicks with short or long leg lengths at this age. I think at least one is short-legged, though.
     

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