My Cochin bantam recently had three chicks got some gender questions,

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Parkourpeep, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Parkourpeep

    Parkourpeep Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 20, 2015
    My Cochin I bantam had three chicks which are a Buff Orpington chick, a Buff Orp Cochin bantam mix, and a RIR Buff Orp mix, any ideas on sexing? And any ideas for to sex certain breeds, they are about 1 1/2 days old.
  2. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    You might get a hint, not by any means accurate, by looking at their wing stubs. If you see wings with very even, but almost no buds, it may be male. If you see longer, uneven feather buds, like toothpicks coming out of the edge of the tiny wing, you may have a girl.

    In a few more weeks, you may see one with a much redder and more obvious comb, and that may indicate a male.

    The best way to get help figuring out the sexes, come back in six weeks and post close-up photos on the "What Breed or Gender is This?" forum. Those guys are really good at telling sex by pics.

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