Needing to know if these are Hens or Roosters in my Bantam chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Th84, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Th84

    Th84 Out Of The Brooder

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    We got some young bantam chickens and started to look at them as they got a little older, I have either 5 hens and 1 rooster or either 1 rooster and 5 hens lol, I prefer no rooster but I'm thinking I have one, The photo below is of the chickens, they both have different styles on their head from their beak to the top, I have only 1 of the one on the left, and 5 of the one on the right, could you tell me which is which or so? I'm new to all this so I'm still learning. Thanks

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  2. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry they are still too young to tell for sure. I'd wait a couple more weeks and then post more pics of them. They are very cute![​IMG]
     
  3. Th84

    Th84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I was just wondering since I noticed one had the cone from the beak to the top and the one didnt have a cone but had a pointy part at the top, will post new pics in a few wks if I haven't figured it out by then.
     
  4. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    I think they are just different breeds so they have different comb types.
     
  5. Th84

    Th84 Out Of The Brooder

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    maybe, I got them at tractor supply and they were all in the same pin, suppose to be just bantams but I don't know
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    They're too young to sex. I'd recommend posting new photos when they're 6-8 weeks of age, since by then, we should be able to tell.
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.

    However, there are no definite cockerel signs so far.
     
  8. lightchick

    lightchick Overrun With Chickens

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    They are probably different breeds of bantams.
     

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