Ohiki 尾曳 Long-tailed Breed Male/s and/or Female/s?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by goalaimethic, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. goalaimethic

    goalaimethic Just Hatched

    Aug 19, 2016
    Hello everyone!

    I happened to hatch some Ohiki eggs and I'm not quite sure what gender they are, or even if they can be sex in the first place. In any case, I hope someone here can play the gender guessing game with me (hopefully someone here has the knowledge)!

    I'll be copying and pasting some information I got from this website to give some background information on the breed itself if that could help with identifying the gender of these chicks.

    "One of the Japanese longtailed breeds. It is a single combed bird with a white earlobe and red-brown eyes. Legs should be olive or willow green. The tail should drag behind at an angle of 30 degrees. It is a true bantam that was developed from the Onagadori and Chabo and is a very popular breed today in Japan. Males should weigh around 940 grams and females 750 gm. Tails can range from 60-150 cm (22- 55 inches) in length.
    Long feather growth may be associated with genes for extra feathering, so that some breeds, including the Ohiki, may have very full tails due to the presence of extra sickles and coverts."

    So, I happen to have photos of the parent flock.

    And here are the babies!

    Chick 1:

    Chick 2:

    Chick 3:

    Chick 4:

    Chick 5:

    Is there a way to tell the gender of these ohiki chicks?
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Not at this age. Wait until they are at least 5 weeks then post again. [​IMG]
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Too young. But, it looks like the colors are sexually dimorphic, so they should be easy to sex as they feather out. Males will have a black breast, females brown.
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  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    x 3
  6. DaviJones

    DaviJones Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2017
    South Western, AZ
    Just found the thread, out of curiousity, how'd they turn out?

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