japanese bantam

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nicholaschickens, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. nicholaschickens

    nicholaschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    hello
    i have had a bit of trouble of the past couple of days i was hatching chicks and sadly the dog got in this morning and killed them [​IMG] but i was hatching them for this bantam i have got (the same breed) they are japanese bantams but the owners have said that they it was a cockerel but he looks more like a hen because he has small wattles and he hasn't got a tail like other cockreles its more like a hen and he is ten weeks old can anyone help.?[​IMG]
     
  2. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pictures please?
     
  3. NC29mom

    NC29mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My avatar is of 2 japanese BTW ROOSTERS. See below for closer views

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    These were taken a few months back, they were born in April and this pict was probably from May/early June

    It's not hard to tell the difference between the hens and roosters, here's a good link to compare:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/breeds/japanese/21968
     
  4. nicholaschickens

    nicholaschickens Out Of The Brooder

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    well i have just found out that it is a girl becuse i have two other japanese bantams a boy and a girl and the cockerel tyed to mate the other japanese bantam that i thought was a boy but also she i nearly 11 weeks old what age should i start to tranfere her over to layers pellets because it say that in my book that they are P.O.L at 16 to 20 weeks so should i start to transfere her over now or what because she is i think fully grown because she i the same size as the other one i have got and she is in lay so what do i do can someone help me please and when do you think i could put her in with the balck ones because she seen them today do you think that i shoe gradually let them see eachother and gradually put her on layers pellets aswell and after a week put her in with the others for good. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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