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light brahma bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seedcorn, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    Had a hen hatch 7 chicks. How soon can I tell the difference in sexes? I am hoping that the roos will look different than hens early on.
  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Some roos will make themselves known pretty early, and others will be sneaky about it. I think by 8-12wks I knew pretty certainly what mine were.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    seedcorn, I don't know if the bantams would be different from the LF?
    I started having my suspicions when my chicks were about 4 -5 weeks old. By seven weeks I had the roosters picked out for sure. The only time it's different is with the dark brahmas, since the males feather out completely different from the females.

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