Mystery Marshmallows, Japanese Bantams

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ryujinfantasy, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. ryujinfantasy

    ryujinfantasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up my order from Cackle Hatchery today. Six black tailed white Chabos!!

    My question: boys or girls?

    They were sold as straight runs as most chicks are. I didn't know if there was some way to tell the difference between sex early on (these are day old). They are two different colors: four are big, puffy, and yellow...... and two are small and white.

    Is the difference between them sex? Are there four of one gender and two of another? Or does color not play a part?

    I will say: the white marshmallows have slightly larger combs and the yellow puffy ones have similarly sized combs (if not smaller) that are well hidden by fluff.

    Any clues?

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    (Top: two white chicks, bottom: four yellows)

    My guess? Two roos and four hens. I could be very wrong...
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Japenese don't have sex linkage which means you would have to wait awhile I don't think Black Tailed white is a sex-linked variety . Birds that sport a single comb (luckily these guys do) you can start to tell at the five week mark. But chances of getting both genders are good for six straight run bantams.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    They are too young to sex at this point. I would suggest posting their pics again in about 5 weeks. By that time, their gender should be much more obvious. Good luck in getting pullets.
     
  4. ryujinfantasy

    ryujinfantasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the replies :) I will try to post more pictures when they are older. I'm crossing my fingers for at least one rooster (we have free range birds on a lot of land with about 12 hens!)
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  7. ryujinfantasy

    ryujinfantasy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ended up with 2 hens and 4 roos :/ luckily, I knew someone with 2 hens and was up to trading one of her hens for one of my boys. Now I have and even three and three. Very pretty birds now!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad for the trade - would love to see what they look like now
     

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