need pictures of 6 week bantams-sexing 6 week bantam chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by treehouse, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. treehouse

    treehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone help me with sexing my chicks they are going to be 6 weeks I thought I knew and now I am not sure.
    here are a few pictures. All red combs or combs period do not make it a rooster correct? I understand all breeds are not the same as far as sexing them

    I have
    2 sebrights silver and buff laced)
    2 silkies (blue and red)
    2 frizzle cochins
    1 partridge cochin
    1 bt buff japanese
    2 duccle (mille fluer and porcelain)
    1 rhode island red
    1 barred rock
    1 bantam americana
    1 bb red old english

    some I am sure like the bb red the porcelain d'uccle, white frizzle and the partridge cochin? I think

    when should I seperate and how they are getting a bit aggressive with one another and I am afraid that they are going to hurt each other. they do this chest bouncing thing does that mean they are roosters?
     
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not seeing any pics??? [​IMG]

    Separate the fighting ones. Combs don't necessarily mean roos, and tiny combs don't necessarily mean hens. Wait for an egg! [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Or a Croooooow !!!!!
     
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  4. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In a single comb chicken, thin pink or yellow combs mean pullet. Cockerels will all have red large combs by 4 to 5 weeks, rose comb and pea comb are a little harder to tell at a young age, but by 6 or 7 weeks the comb will be red and raised on cockerels.
     

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