Old English Game Bantams - BBRed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SundownWaterfowl, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have a 1 week old bbred old english game bantam chick that I hatched from my trio. Now, the chick is feathering out into feathers that are the color of the hens feathers.

    Since BBred roosters and hens are 2 totally different colors, can the chicks be sexed when they get their feathers in,?

    Or, are they like male ducks. Where they feather in with female feathers, but then molt into their male colors?
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    They will be hen coloring untill about 7-8 weeks when the cockerels will start feathering out a different color.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you very much! [​IMG]
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Your welcome [​IMG] At least its not like silkies where you have to wait foreeeevvvveeeerrrrrr [​IMG]
     
  5. arllcountrygirl

    arllcountrygirl lavender nutt

    LOL!! I was the one that replied to your question on OEGB group. [​IMG]
     
  6. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    lol.

    So, I guess I can sex them when they get their feathers in. Thanks [​IMG]
     
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