Need to guess the gender!

Fraoch21

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Apr 21, 2011
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Ive got some bantam cochins and a dutch bantam that I am taking to auction soon so I need to guess their gender within the next 2 weeks or less so I can enter them. There is one cochin that is 11 weeks old and I thought he was a cockerel but theres no signs apart from his red wattles. The rest are all 4 weeks old. I understand this is too young to say anything for certain but if you could hazard some guesses, that would be great and I'll update the photos in a couple of weeks.

The 11 week old:



No 1 of the 4 week old bunch:





No.2 , The Dutch:






No. 3:


No. 4:



No.5:







Also if anyone can tell me for certain what colour these guys are that would be great. No 1 was sold to me as a millefleur and Nos. 3 and 5 were sold as blue millefleurs. These are the only 3 I am unsure about as I have never had these colours before.
 

BantamLover21

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I'm leaning towards them all being pullets, though it is a little young to tell for sure. As for color, these are my guesses:

11 week old bird: Lavender Cochin
No. 1: Not sure
Dutch Bantam: Light Brown
No. 3: Some sort of mixed-looking color, like Calico, Jubilee, or possibly Mille Fleur.
No. 4: Blue or Lemon Blue (depending on the color of hackle coming in)
No. 5: Not sure
 
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Fraoch21

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Thanks, it would be fantastic if they were all pullets!
As for colour, does anyone have any pictures of millefleur pekins at 4 weeks old that I could compare them with?
 

Wyandottes7

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I'm leaning towards them all being pullets, though it is a little young to tell for sure. As for color, these are my guesses:

11 week old bird: Lavender Cochin
No. 1: Not sure
Dutch Bantam: Light Brown
No. 3: Some sort of mixed-looking color, like Calico, Jubilee, or possibly Mille Fleur.
No. 4: Blue or Lemon Blue (depending on the color of hackle coming in)
No. 5: Not sure
I agree with these guesses.
 

Wyandottes7

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I'm sorry for the loss of #1!
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#3 is looking the most like a rooster right now, I think. The Dutch Bantam also has a rather large comb, though it doesn't appear that red in the photo. Keep an eye on "her".
 

Fraoch21

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Apr 21, 2011
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Thank you, it was gutting to loose her at the age she was.
Ok, sounds good! They all have red combs/wattles now, so does it really depend on the size of them now? and what about colours their colours now? No.4 interests me, she was sold as a lavender egg but maybe shes blue, or just a bad coloured lavender?
 
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Fraoch21

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8 Years
Apr 21, 2011
308
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Highlands, Scotland
Heres another update on the younger ones, pretty certain the dutch is a cockerel but still unsure about the others. 7 weeks old now:


No.4


No.2

No.3

N0.5
 
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